Gov. Kemp announces statewide campaign to recruit more foster parents

From left: Marty and Brian Kemp
From left: Marty and Brian Kemp(WRDW)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 9:58 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Candice Broce announced a new statewide marketing campaign Aug. 2 that is aimed to help recruit and retain more foster parents for youth in state custody.

“My administration has taken great strides to support foster parents in the critically important mission of caring for Georgia children in need,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “Our state believes in protecting life at all stages, and we’re committed to achieving this goal. We hope this new campaign reaches more who are ready to answer this call.”

According to the office of Gov. Kemp, state officials are working with Lexicon Strategies and have already begun work on a rigorous approach to engage stakeholders, build a message that resonates with potential foster parents, and celebrate the victories – big and small – of foster parents across the state.

Single women and single men, younger adults over 21 and newly married couples are all eligible to start the process of becoming foster parents.

For more information on how to become a foster parent in Georgia, visit fostergeorgia.com or call 1-877-423-4746.