The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Training planned to fill foster family shortage


By Ian Minielly

BESSEMER — On average 27 kids per year in Gogebic county need placement with a relative or foster family. There are currently six Michigan Department of Health and Human Services licensed foster parents and three private agency licensed parents currently shouldering this burden locally, which is significantly lower than the county needs. That makes eight homes in the county able to accept at least one child, if the fostering parameters match the need, leaving a significant number of this areas kids being sent away to outside area foster parents...

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