Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Lucas County Children Services is putting out the call for more people to consider being foster parents for infants.
Executive Director Dean Sparks says many people who contact the agency are looking to adopt an infant, rather than caring on a temporary basis.
"We don't have enough foster homes in our own network to care for babies. We have a great need for people who are willing to care for kids temporarily while we work with their parents to try to rectify whatever problems they have," said Sparks.
Sparks says to become a foster parent, you must be at least 21 years old and have a place to accommodate a child.
"You can't have a history of child abuse or neglect and you have to have an income to support yourself so you're not relying on the stipend we provide," explained Sparks.
Paulina Daniel has been caring for two young girls for the past year, after receiving a call to become a foster parent.
"I worked at a nursery school for several years. Now I'm in another field, which I see firsthand how destructive abuse and neglect can be for children," said Daniel.
While Daniel is being mom for now, she realizes some day the girls could be returned to their family.
"I had to take a step back and say, ‘You're serving them'. That's the way I look at it. I'm a servant and I have to separate my emotions and look at it's about the children," said Daniel.
For more information, call the Lucas County foster care/adoption hotline at 419-213-3336 or go online.