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LGBTQ+ Families Welcome

foster care(June 2021) Easterseals UCP's Inclusive Foster Care program welcomes LGBTQ+ families and children.  Consider becoming a foster parent in North Carolina.  Learn more about our supportive foster care program. Read more.

A Salute to Front Line Heroes

foster care(July 2020) Jaime is a New Hanover County Sheriff's Lieutenant and his wife, Rokima, is a psychiatric nurse at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This dynamic duo have helped foster 32 children. In the midst of the pandemic, they are fostering two young brothers providing them with a safe and loving home.  Read more.

Wilmington Foster Care Program Seeks Parents

foster care(March 2019) Nicole Smithers and Pat Watson, Easterseals UCP Foster Care staff, speak to WWAY about the need for foster care parents to help support children in the system.  Easterseals UCP provides reimbursement, 24/7 support and training to anyone interested in being a foster parent. WWAY Story

November is National Adoption Month

adoption(November 2018) Celebrating families of all kinds this month. We're thrilled to share a story about two boys who were recently adopted by their foster parents, Kalie and Craig Styron.

A Salute to Caregivers

foster care(November 2017) Today over 43.5 million caregivers provide unpaid care to adults and children, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.  At Easterseals UCP, we understand the challenges of caring for a child or adult with disabilities, and the aging population as well.  We are here to help families.

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

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(May 2017) During the month of May, Easterseals UCP will highlight foster parents, foster care information and details about our training and programs.  Also, Easterseals UCP is collecting summer toys to help make a foster child's summer a little bit brighter!

Mom of the Month

foster care(April 2017) Dede Lewis was awarded WITN's Mom of the Month.  After raising daughters of her own, who are adults and living independently, she has been caring for foster children through the Easterseals UCP Therapeutic Foster Care Program.  Over the years, she has fostered about 30 boys and girls by providing them with a safe home and love.

Local Woman Fosters 350 Children

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(January 2017) Since 1979 Edna and Bobby Lancaster of Wilmington have opened their doors to children in need by providing them shelter and love through the Easterseals UCP Therapeutic Foster Care Program.  To date, they've fostered about 350 boys and girls in their home. Check out the story on Star News Online.

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