03/11/2013 08:39 am ET

Eerie County Needs More Spanish-Speaking Foster Homes

Rolando Gomez saw a need.

As the county’s Hispanic and Latino population has grown, the number of foster families who speak Spanish hasn’t kept up.

So Gomez, a case worker for the county, and a team from the county’s Department of Social Services have been on a mission to recruit more Spanish-speaking families who can welcome foster children into their homes. They’ve set up tables at Tops and gone to local churches in an effort to spread the word that more Hispanic and Latino foster families are needed.

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