TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The job of a parent is an important role in a child’s life.
But not every child in the Hoosier state has a parent to turn to.
Saturday, local agencies hoped to bring awareness to the issue right here in the Wabash Valley.
Families by Choice, the Indiana Adoption Program, and Special Needs Adoption of Indiana held their first “Walk Me Home” event.
The walk was held at Deming Park.
Terre Haute mayor Duke Bennett was also on hand to proclaim May as foster care awareness month.
The goal was to educate the community about the extreme need for foster parents.
“Also to make people aware that the need is still out there. There are still homeless children that do not have shelter. There are still children in foster homes that are less than what we would like them to be, and there are still children out there available for adoption,” said Muriel Ryan, Families by Choice.
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