(Photo : Courtesy of KFAM)
Korean American Family Services (KFAM) held a seminar for those who are interested in receiving licenses to operate a foster home last year, and will host another this year on December 10.

Korean American Family Services will be hosting a presentation for Korean families who are interested in being foster families.

The seminar will take place on December 10 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Korean American Family Services (KFAM) office in Los Angeles, and will offer information on the conditions and training processes required to become a foster family.

In particular, the seminar will feature families who have licenses to operate a foster home, who will share their experiences and the realistic issues that they faced. A woman who grew up in a foster home will also speak during the seminar, sharing her experiences and the importance of foster families.

“An average of about 37,000 children who are unable to live with their parents are under the protection of the LA County’s Department of Child and Family Services every month, and among them, 800 are Asian American, and 60 to 100 are Korean American. We are in need of more foster families,” explained Jane Lee, the project manager of KFAM’s Asian American Foster Family Initiative.

KFAM launched its Asian American Foster Family Initiative in 2014, through which about 30 families received licenses to operate foster homes. These families have provided warm homes not only to Korean American, but also to White, African American, Latino American, and other Asian American children.

Those who wish to attend the seminar must RSVP due to a limited number of seats to jalee@kfamla.org.