Dane County launches new PSA asking for more foster families

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

Dane County marked National Foster Care Month by launching a new public service announcement to highlight the need for more families in the area.

County Executive Joe Parisi said while Dane County already has 243 foster families, 40-50 teenagers do not have homes.

“We’re hoping that as we get the word out about this video, more people will see it and more people will be a foster parent in our community,” he said.

Parisi was joined by a current foster family as he announced the PSA Thursday. Kim Krouth has been fostering teenagers for years.

“Teenagers seem to get a bad rap,” she said. “They can be big, their behaviors can be off-putting to some people, but in our experience they’re lovely people with great potential who just need adults in their lives to take an interest in them and be there for them.”

More information about how you can be a foster parent can be found online.