PORT ST. LUCIE – Ann and Tim Luecke know very well the schedule that comes with a newborn baby.
She takes the late night feeding, he’ll take the one that comes even later. There are diapers and doctor’s visits and more diapers. But, like most parents, the Lueckes are all in.
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Hibiscus Children’s Center
What: A non-profit organization spanning Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties dedicated to saving and rescuing the lives of children. Part of its mission is to recruit, train and license foster families.
Foster care: Potential foster families are guided through a certification process which includes a 30-hour class (spread over 10 weeks), paperwork, background and reference checks and home visits by Hibiscus Children’s Center’s staff. There are between 75 and 80 active foster families in the area.
For more information: Go to www.hibiscuschildrenscenter.org or call (800) 403-9311.