Foster Families Come Together for the Holidays

HARRISONBURG, Va. Today is a special day for foster families in our area. Once a year, there is a big gathering where foster families and adopted children get together to celebrate the holidays.

Ralph Berry, the Foster Parent Trainer at Children's Services of Virginia, said this event is therapeutic for the children. The kids get to meet each other and realize they are not alone.

This is coming days after Governor Bob McDonnell announced his budget, would include more money to improve foster care adoption.

Berry said this money would allow fostering to become more affordable, especially to families who want to adopt.

It would especially help families adopting teenagers, who need to put their kids through college.

"This gives foster families the chance to continue to have foster children in their home, until the age of 21 and support them financially so that they can go to school and get some type of additional education and become productive members of society," said Berry. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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