Two chances to meet several Yolo County foster and adoptive parents and their children are coming up this month and next, as a new session of classes for prospective foster parents begins at Woodland Community College.
An introduction to foster care and adoption, including a meet-and-greet with several foster parents, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.
Another session is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. The group will meet in Room 727 in Building 700. Parking is free after 6 p.m.
“Every interaction with a child is a chance to make a positive difference in his or her life,” said Cherie Schroeder, director of Woodland Community College’s Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. “Foster parents are an essential piece to help an abused and neglected child heal and move forward.”
Individuals who want to move forward in the process of foster care may continue with a series of classes. For more information, call Schroeder at 530-574-1964 or visit www.yolofostercare.com.