Las Vegas mom of 20 promotes foster care in the valley - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Las Vegas mom of 20 promotes foster care in the valley

Posted: Updated:
Thousands of kids are in need of foster families in Las Vegas. (FOX5) Thousands of kids are in need of foster families in Las Vegas. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

May is National Foster Care Month and in southern Nevada thousands of kids are in need of temporary homes. In Clark County alone there are nearly 3,000 children in the foster care system.

Ben Hoskinson entered the foster care system when he was 15. Seven years later, he said he still considers his foster mom, Angela Dorris, his family.

"It was really a good blessing in disguise," Hoskinson said.

Hoskinson and his siblings were the first foster children that Dorris took in. Since then, she's opened her home to nearly 20 kids and teens.

"It just depends on what's going on in their life, you work with that, try to give them a strong foundation so when they leave your house they'll be able to withstand some of life's ups and downs,” Dorris said.

Apple Grove Foster Care Agency staff said there’s a big need for more foster care parents, especially parents for babies and teens.

“You change people’s lives it makes a difference. You're really helping someone else and along the way you might find out your helping yourself too," Dorris said.

Find more info about becoming a foster parent here: http://www.applegrovefostercare.com

Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Las Vegas man shot and killed after jumping off balcony

    Las Vegas man shot and killed after jumping off balcony

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:48 PM EST2017-12-13 00:48:21 GMT
    LVMPD officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting Dec. 11, 2017 (FOX5).LVMPD officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting Dec. 11, 2017 (FOX5).

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said one person is dead after a shooting near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard Monday evening.  

    More >

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said one person is dead after a shooting near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard Monday evening.  

    More >
  • Death of 2-hour-old baby ruled murder, no charges filed

    Death of 2-hour-old baby ruled murder, no charges filed

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:56 AM EST2017-12-12 07:56:32 GMT
    This generic image shows the silhouette of a pregnant woman. (Meredith Image)This generic image shows the silhouette of a pregnant woman. (Meredith Image)

    The death of a baby boy earlier this year who lived for less than two hours has been classified as a murder, according to Metro Police.

    More >

    The death of a baby boy earlier this year who lived for less than two hours has been classified as a murder, according to Metro Police.

    More >
  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

    More >
Powered by Frankly
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.