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Panel on foster care set Sunday at First Baptist
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A foster care panel will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St., in

Gainesville, for anyone interested in becoming foster parents or helping to support them.

Every month, some 180 to 200 kids from Hall County are in the foster care system. And as of August, there were 76 spaces available in foster homes in Hall.

After months of planning, several churches are partnering with the United Methodist Children’s Home to train and support foster parents. Those churches include First Baptist Church, Gainesville First United Methodist Church, St.

Michael Catholic Church, Blackshear Place Baptist Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church and Grace Episcopal Church.

Following lunch at noon, experts will speak about the foster care process.