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Number of Children in Foster Care System Doubles in Cache Co.

Number of Children in Foster Care System Doubles in Cache Co.



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NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The number of children in the Cache County foster care system has doubled in the last five years.

Meanwhile the number of families licensed to care for such children -- about 30 -- has remained the same.

As of June there were 34 children in need of foster care, up from 17 five years ago. That has Brenda Durtschi the area representative for the Utah Foster Care Foundation eager to recruit families for training that starts next month.

She says she's never seen an increase like this.

But Dawn Hollingsworth from the Division of Child and Family Services says the increase is likely due to normal growth in the community.

The Utah Foster Care Foundation is especially looking for families willing to care for siblings and children older than 8. The Foundation is also in need of families with Spanish speakers.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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