Foster Care Parents Needed in Northeast Mississippi

Mississippi Children’s Home Services (MCHS) is in urgent need of foster care parents in the Northeast Mississippi region.  MCHS is actively seeking individuals and families with a willingness to open their homes to children and youth in need.  There is no prior experience necessary, just a desire to take part in life-altering transformation.

MCHS believes that all children deserve to grow up in nurturing, stable families.  Unfortunately, not all home environments deliver such care.  When children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care, it is often due to circumstances involving abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.  Following such traumatic events, children are in need of individuals or families to provide loving reassurance in the comfort of a temporary safe haven.  Ideally, out-of-home placement is only short-term with the ultimate goal of returning that child to a safe environment with his or her family.  

During the foster care process, children and foster care families attend group therapy to ensure a stable atmosphere and to help the child work through his or her past experiences. Foster care parents are offered 24-hour access to MCHS professional counseling staff in addition to initial and on-going training, a well-defined plan of care, support groups, and per diem resources. In the event a child cannot return to their home or family and become available for adoption, foster parents often have the opportunity to adopt the child.

For individuals and families interested in learning more about foster care through MCHS and the many ways you can be a part of this transformational experience, we will be hosting an information session on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MCHS office located at 254 S. Front Street in Tupelo.

For more information, please contact Magan Williams at 662-316-2216 or

Source: Mississippi Children's Home Services