HOLLADAY (ABC4 News) – Amy Morris was named Utah’s Foster Mother of the Year Friday in honor of her decision to foster and adopt sibling groups.
Amy and her husband Michael were married only four years ago and began fostering almost immediately. They first fostered a sibling group of seven and then adopted them all. Later they accepted another sibling group of 5 and say they will continue to accept children as long as they are able.
Friday was meant to honor Amy and her family, but it was also a call for help. Utah Foster Care says there is a dire shortage of families willing to foster sibling groups of more than three children. They say that when a child can stay with their siblings, they are able to adjust more easily and retain important family bonds.
May is National Foster Care Month and so Utah Foster Care will be holding a series of informational meetings for prospective foster parents.
For more information, visit UtahFosterCare.org.