OHIO VALLEY — With an increase in the number of children services cases handled throughout the area, there is also an increased need for foster parents to help care for area children.
Meigs County Juvenile Judge Scott Powell said there have been a record number of cases filed, with most of the cases involving drug use by the parents.
Area agencies are working together to help find foster parents in the tri-county area to help care for the children involved without taking the children from their friends and schools.
An informational meeting about becoming a foster parent is being held from 5:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Soul Harvest Church in Mason, W.Va. The church is located just past the Dollar General store on the east end of Mason.
The meeting is free and is open to anyone who may be interested about becoming a foster parent, would like more information, or has questions about foster parenting.
Representatives from both Ohio and West Virginia will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.