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Specifically, they need families willing to take in teenagers, sibling groups, as well as families of Hawaiian descent; but all types of families are being requested. Currently, there are approximately 1,400 children throughout Hawai‘i in foster care. By 18 or 19, they “age out,” unless the courts decide there is a need, such as continued education. “We will continue to provide services for them after 18 years old, if they are pursuing higher education,” Helbush said, “and that includes paying for their housing and other necessities while they attend college.” Some foster families formally adopt foster children who are in need of long-term guardians.“Hawaiian kids taken from homes and put into non-Hawaiian homes have cultural issues,” Helbush said. Owen Tango, 50, of Kekaha has become the legal guardian of the foster child he took into his home seven years ago, shortly after completing the three-day preparation course required to become a licensed foster family provider.Whether you are seeking just a date, a pen pal, a casual or a serious relationship, you can meet singles in Hawaii today!Hawaii is known as the "Aloha State" and is here to bring their LDS Singles together.Online dating brings singles together who may never otherwise meet.It's a big world and the community wants to help you connect with singles in your area.
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“We need folks to give the gift of foster care, and call us to see if this is something you can do for our youth,” said Stephanie Helbush, statewide general license recruitment and training coordinator for Hui Ho‘omalu.
“These children are not able to be in their home environment and desperately need a place to call home during this difficult time.” To meet the current need for foster care providers, the group must license 280 families statewide by June.
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