MEDFORD, Ore. — There are more than 8,000 Oregon children in foster care, and nearly 300 of those are in Jackson County. This month is set aside to honor the people who take them in.
May is National Foster Parent Month. The Jackson County Foster Parent Association said even if you can’t be a foster parent, there are still ways to help. You can do so by donating clothing, specifically teen clothing.
“It’s very skimpy… we get most of our donations through Kid to Kid, and so the sizes only go up to like 16… occasionally some maternity… I’m in desperate need of anything for teens,” said Shawna Robley, Jackson County Foster Parent Association member.