Over the last decade, Guilford County has worked very hard to attempt to find parents and families who are seeking to house foster children. It’s often very difficult to find quality matching family environments for the children in the county’s Foster Care Program overseen by the Guilford County Division of Social Services.

Now, the county is implementing a new way to hook up foster children with foster parents: Guilford County DSS is hosting an Art Exhibit & Foster Parent Info Session, where those who would like to foster children will be able to view art made by the kids.

The county is obviously hoping the artwork warms up some hearts and helps establish a connection with the kids.

The art exhibit and information session will be held on Saturday, April 13 in the first-floor common area of Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro. It will run from noon until 4 p.m.

Those interested in becoming foster parents will have a chance at the event to chat with DSS staff, learn about the foster care program and the process, ask questions of county staff – and also to enjoy artworks created by the young artists in foster care.

 DSS staff are so optimistic about the event that they already have plans to host another Art Exhibit & Foster Parent Info Session next month.

That one will be held on Saturday, May 11, also at the Four Seasons Town Centre.

The county is hoping to get some good media hits out of the event in order to raise awareness across the county of the Foster Care Program and the need for more foster families.  To that end, the county is making some existing foster parents available for interviews with reporters at the April 13 event.