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If you wanted to become a foster parent, probably the best thing to do would be to call your local Department of Children and Family Services and inquire about the direction you need go to get match with an agency. The qualifications would be you have to be extremely flexible and you have to really want to be willing to work with the child and take care of the child or children until they can be safely return to there family. You have to build and provide a safe, warm, and loving environment and household for them and as a normal of childhood upbringing as possible.

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Jeanne K. Pritzker

Founder, Foster Care Counts

Jeanne K. Pritzker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Care Counts, a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster children.  A successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jeanne was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1982, French and Psychology), Northwestern University (MBA 1986, Finance and Accounting) and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. expected 2013, Clinical Psychology).Jeanne started her professional career in the finance world, where her experience included commercial lending, investment banking and entertainment finance. She went on to found and run Splurge, Inc., a producer of healthy snack foods, and The Bag Lady Inc., stimulating microfinance in Asia through importing straw bags made by tsunami victims.Her noteworthy academic and professional successes notwithstanding, Jeanne's greatest satisfaction has come from her personal and philanthropic activities. The proud mother of seven children (including one foster child), she is an outspoken advocate, and a matchless contributor and fundraiser, for foster care and social justice causes. Jeanne is a woman on a mission: to improve the foster care system and to help current and former foster children, as well as her own children, to lead happy, successful, and productive lives.

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