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SD: First Lady Linda Daugaard Continues Promoting Foster Care Initiative

August 13, 2013
Linda Daugaard


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s First Lady continues promoting a campaign to recruit more foster families in the state and spoke in Pierre on the topic before a meeting of the Pierre Rotary Club Monday.  The FosterOne initiative was started earlier this summer, with the goal to add to the number of foster homes that are available throughout South Dakota.  The First Lady says she has made at least ten presentations across the state so far, as work continues to spread the word on the FosterOne campaign.

Daugaard says communities across the state are in need of more foster families for youngsters of all ages.  She says there’s a greater need for foster families to care for teenagers, siblings, medically fragile children and for Native American families who can care for children who are Native American.

To become a foster parent, there are certain qualifications that must be met, including training and a background check.  Daugaard will continue visiting communities around the state into the fall to talk with groups and organizations about the foster family program.  She says each place she’s stopped so far, someone has stepped forth to say they are current or former foster parents.

More information on becoming a foster parent and on the First Lady’s FosterOne initiative can be found at


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