A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Children

GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. “Many families want young children and there is no … Continue reading »

DHS Offers New Child Welfare Approach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Child Welfare is changing in Oregon, offering more options for families who need help. The new approach called Differential Response is available to families in Klamath, Lane, and Lake counties. This new approach aims at giving families struggling with abuse or neglect more flexibility when it comes to Department of Health … Continue reading »

Kizhaber Asks For Lawsuit Against Oracle

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber is asking the state attorney to sue the company behind creating the Cover Oregon website. Oregon paid Oracle $134 million dollars to build the site, but it would never be used to actually sign up Oregonians. Instead paper applications had to be filled out with a representative. State officials recently … Continue reading »

Foster Parents Wanted on Father’s Day

TALENT, Ore. – The Census Bureau reports roughly a third of all children nationwide live without their biological fathers. Kaydie Drake is one of those children. “Both parents had mental health issues,” said Kaydie’s adoptive mother Theresa. “The bio father, they could never get him to acknowledge his mental health issues to the point of being … Continue reading »