30 Days of Hope 2022: Raising awareness for adoption, fostering in Virginia
In Virginia, kids are in crisis and put into foster care due to no fault of their own. But they have an advocate. 10 News Anchor Jenna Zibton works tirelessly all year long investigating the challenges the foster care system faces and revealing the solutions so all of us can help. You’ve seen the stories during the WSLS 10 Kids in Crisis series and 30 Days of Hope, where we profile one child who needs a home every day during the month of November.
Spike in children being removed from their homes during this pandemic
“We have had many families be unable to keep their kids safe in our community,” said Ben Jones, a Roanoke County Department of Social Services family services supervisor. Jones says they’ve had a spike in how many children are being removed from their families. Either supervision, shelter, appropriate food, hygiene for children those types of things,” said Goss. “You never know what you’re walking into when you walk up to a house so it’s just worker’s safety, family safety, child safety. The children are all ages and races and were put into foster care due to no fault of their own.
3 Roanoke County children at center of Amber Alert found safely; mother, father in custody
ROANOKE, Va. – LATESTThe search for three missing Roanoke County kids ended on Wednesday when Cameron, Emma and Colin Allison were all found safe. “The children have been turned over to South Carolina authorities who will coordinate with the Roanoke County Department of Social Services to get them safely returned,” Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall said. The search for Roanoke County three kids at the center of an Amber Alert continues. When the parents were called, they would not cooperate, according to Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall. Possible abductor (Roanoke County Police)May be in company of children (Roanoke County Police)For further information contact the Roanoke County Police Department at 540-777-8798, 540-777-8799 or the Virginia State Police at #77.