A rapt audience at Sisters Home Visitors of Mary convent on Sunday, April 15, listened intently to the experiences and knowledge of Mrs. Karen Liverman speaking on the topic of Foster Care and Early Childhood education in Michigan. Mrs. Liverman is a compassionate and dedicated educator with an extensive background in child welfare issues. She and her husband, Dr. William E. Liverman, are the proud parents of ten children, seven of whom are special needs, adopted after being placed in their foster care.
At the conclusion of Mrs. Liverman’s talk, Sr. Rosemarie was moved to comment how lucky the listeners were to be in the presence of a walking Saint.
Foster care identifies and places children in safe homes when they cannot remain with their families because of concerns for the safety of the child. The foster families provide these children with the consistency and critical support they need to grow.
Nearly 13,000 children are in foster care in Michigan and 300 children still need an adoptive family. Click here >>> Michigan foster care website <<< to learn more on how to become involved in foster care.