Foster a safe, loving home for a child in need

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The Department of Child Services in Tippecanoe County are asking local residents for help. DCS is in need of individuals to become foster parents for children in our community.
Foster parents are needed to provide a safe, stable and loving home for children 18 years old or younger. DSC Regional Foster Care Specialist Iona LaBaw said they help to make a difference, one family at a time.
“As a foster parent, you can use your skills and experience to help families by providing a safe, nurturing and stable home for a child during a challenging time,” said LaBaw.
DSC will hold its first training session for prospective foster and adoptive parents on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. The session, entitled “Introduction to Department of Child Services,” will be held at the Tippecanoe County DCS building located at 250 Main St., Suite 301, in Lafayette.
Reservations are needed to attend the training session, as space is limited. The deadline to reserve a seat is Jan. 29.
For additional information about the foster care program or to RSVP for the training session, please contact one of the DCS Regional Foster Care Specialists, Iona LaBaw at 765-429-3347 or Lori Walter at 765-429-3373. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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