Organization says foster parent shortage looms in Utah

RIVERTON, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Utah Foster Care is putting out a call for help to accommodate the growing number of children coming into foster care.
 
The plea for more foster homes came as Utah Foster Care honored its Salt Lake Foster Mother of the Year, Stephanie Olsen, at Riverton City Hall.
 
"It can be hard sometimes when you have kids with trauma, but, overall, i would do it all again. our original plan was to have two kids and then we're done, and that gave us five and now we have fourteen," said Olsen.
 
Utah Foster Care is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports many of Utah's foster families across the state. 
 
To learn more about how to become of foster parent, visit utahfostercare.org
 

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