Staggering numbers, the need for foster care in the valley

Right now, there are about 35 children needing foster care in the valley per week.

Aside from the growing issue, there is also a lack of foster parents for the amount of kids needing a new home.

Jennifer Mayers with the Benchmark Family Services in McAllen came to Action 4 Sunrise to tell viewers more about the foster care program.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a foster parent, or has any questions is encouraged to contact their office at (956)683-9035.