FOSTER a brighter future.

In the communities of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion or Sumter County, Florida, approximately 1,600 children are living in crisis every day. They desparately need a safe, temporary and loving home free from abuse and neglect. Foster parents are every day heroes who give children in need a safe, temporary home and much needed love. Would you like to be that hero? Contact Kids Central, Inc.

There are many myths about being a foster parent. Foster parents don't have to be young, wealthy or a married couple with a stay-at-home caregiver. Love, stability and responsibility are what matters most. Our loving families are respected, valued members of a team that is committed to nurturing the child's well-being. They are a skilled resource for strengthening and mentoring families, a bridge to the future, and a key to community partnerships. To see or hear from real parents who have changed the lives of children, click here or watch the video.

For more information to become a foster parent in one of these five counties visit Kids Central, Inc., the area's official lead child welfare organization.