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Foster parent on adoption: "It's a rewarding experience"

MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) -

Brent Broome has always dreamed of being a father.

"You know the kids need a good home to go to and structure, guidance and consistency and most importantly love,” Broome said.

Alex and Ivory lived with five foster families before Broome. He decided to adopt the kids after they lived with him for a year and a half. At his home, he is given the kids a normal life away from abuse and neglect.

“If I leave this place. I don’t know what I would do,” Ivory said.

Many foster kids feel the same way, about 3,700 kids in Mississippi are currently living in foster care and hope to get adopted.

On Feb. 17, Youth Villages is holding a free foster parent training session  at 6 p.m. for people interested in becoming foster parents.

“As long as you have the space in your home and you feel called to do it and you’re a nurturing, loving person and know you can give back and help a child and impact a child's life like this, I would say definitely contact me,” Foster Care Recruiter Sade Reese said.

Broome said he agrees and loves knowing that he has made an impact on a child’s life especially Alex and Ivory’s.

“Again I thank God for that everyday and to know I was able to do that,” Broome said.

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