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By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email
The number of kids needing a good home is growing, but the amount of available foster parents is not.

** ADDS RELATIONSHIP TO VICTIM AND NAME **Phyllis Dwyer fights back tears while comforting her children Gabriel, 7, Morgan, 9, and Marissa, 10, the siblings of Sebastian Hizey, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at their home in Puyallup, Wash. Debris flew into the grandstands at a monster truck show in Washington state, killing the 6-year-old boy Hizey and injuring another spectator, witnesses and city officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Drew Perine)

The number of kids needing a good home is growing, but the amount of available foster parents is not.
Mesa County's Department of Human Services says there's only one home for every three or four children.
You would think having to care for seven children would be full of stress, but it is a sheer blessing for the Cramers family.
For years, the family has brought in children in need of a home, raising them alongside their own three children, and then watching them prosper.
However, there doesn't seem to be enough Cramers on the Western Slope.
Emily Witte of the county's Department of Human Services is seeing more kids in need of foster care, but not enough places to send them.
Turns out there are many children, from babies to 18–years old who need help.
There are more than 300 kids whoe need homes in the county and there are only 80 homes to place them in.
The Cramer's are doing their part, having raised several children over the years, And they never forget how much they have done for them...
Especially during the holidays.


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