Talbot County Department of Social Services treated 12 foster and adoptive families to a drive-through holiday celebration in Easton on Saturday, December 4. In addition to a takeout holiday meal that included turkey, ham, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and cookies, each family was also treated to hot cocoa and the opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa. Children in care also received goody bags from Santa, as well as gifts from the Department.
“We have always believed that it is important to help our foster and adoptive families make the holidays bright for children in their care. This event, although held in a drive-through format again this year because of the pandemic, is meaningful for us and for our families. It not only adds to their holiday gatherings but also conveys the gratitude we feel for their roles as foster and adoptive parents,” comments Linda Webb, Director of the Talbot County Department of Social Services.
A little more than half of children in care on the Mid-Shore are under the age of 14 and many are sibling groups. Talbot County needs foster parents to provide temporary, safe, stable, and nurturing homes for children to live in until they can be reunited with their own families, placed with relatives, or adopted. Call the Talbot County Department of Social Services at 410-820-7371 for information about how you can help.