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Foster parents can be lifesavers The Clermont County commissioners proclaimed May as Foster Care Month. In making the proclamation May 10, the commissioners recognized the valuable and extraordinary contributions of foster families who show unconditional love and support for children in crisis. Currently, there are 100 foster parents in Clermont County, but there is a need for many more. “This is about saving children’s lives,” said Com-

missioner Scott Croswell. “Most of the children come into foster care from despicable and horrific conditions. Our foster care program and its volunteers provide a loving and nurturing environment that gives these children a life they would otherwise not have.” “We have 320 children in the custody of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS); because we do not have enough foster parents

locally, many of these children have to be placed outside the county,” said DJFS Children’s Protective Services (CPS) Director Tim Dick. “Keeping these children in the community lessens the trauma children experience after being removed from their homes.” Melissa Burke has been a Clermont County foster parent for four years. “When we first welcomed a 16month-old girl into our

home she was biting and acting out. Now, I am happy to say our story has a happy ending. Our daughter now eagerly runs to meet us when we enter the house, showers us with kisses, and interacts well with her three brothers.” Burke and her husband adopted the girl and her brother. “I never thought I could get attached so quickly; loving them was so easy.”

Leslie Fehlinger has been a Clermont foster parent for five years. “Yes, it is stressful and emotional, but it is the most rewarding experience I have had in my life. Foster parents give so little and get so much back in return. Clermont County has a unique program that links caseworkers and foster families; a lot of help is available.” Fehlinger adopted two of

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