MAY 2021
Leading the Way: Bilingual, Bicultural
Foster Care and Adoption Support
Meet Minerva & Alejandro — Village foster parents who love children and want to help as many as they can.

Many of The Village’s clients are Latinx whose primary language is Spanish. So it is especially important when Spanish-speaking couples and individuals decide to become foster parents.

“My husband and I really love children,” says foster mother Minerva. “We know there’s a need for all children to have love. That’s why we decided to become foster parents.”
The couple heard about The Village’s foster care program from a friend. They filled out an application, attended an orientation, participated in interviews and completed the training program. The entire process took about three months. (The process, from application through training, is currently available online and through Zoom.)

Today, they are happily fostering an eight-month-old baby girl. Whenever they need information and support, The Village’s bilingual social workers and clinical team are there for them.

“We love to answer questions,” says Lauren Dottore, The Village’s Resource Parent Recruitment Coordinator. “We want our foster families to feel comfortable and supported at all times.”

For Minerva and her husband, the rewards of foster parenting are great. “If you have the heart and a lot of love to give, why not give it to a child in need?”
Celebrating Foster Care Awareness Month
We’re actively recruiting new foster parents. Visit our website to learn more.
Watch our video! Lauren Dottore, The Village’s Resource Parent Recruitment Coordinator, shares her story. 
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