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There’s a shortage of foster homes for children who are in tough situations in need of a safe place to stay. Rachel Hite is a foster parent in North Idaho and has been for about five years. She says she’s fostered 11 kids during that time and says it ...


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There’s a shortage of foster homes for children who are in tough situations in need of a safe place to stay.Rachel Hite is a foster parent in North Idaho and has been for about five yearsShe says she’s fostered 11 kids during that time and says it’s been rewarding.Most children who go into foster care are in tough situations ranging from abuse or neglectHite says people do need to help because if no one does, the kids will have no where to goShe says it’s been a rewarding experience to help those children. “Just knowing you played a part in these kids’ lives and helping them I keep in touch with a lot of my kids and they remember me and knowing you kind of helped them get through something hard is really rewarding I think,” she says.If you would like to help, you can contact Fostering Washingtonhttps://sites.ewu.edu/fosteringwa/about-2/ Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>> UPDATE: Missing mother and son found safe near Newman Lake homeUPDATE: Missing mother and son found safe near Newman Lake homeUpdated: Thursday, November 30 2017 11:41 AM EST2017-11-30 16:41:25 GMTNEWMAN LAKE, Wash- The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the missing woman and her son have been found and are safe. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. >>NEWMAN LAKE, Wash- The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the missing woman and her son have been found and are safe. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. >>Photo of mom breastfeeding while in line at Disneyland sparks debatePhoto of mom breastfeeding while in line at Disneyland sparks debateUpdated: Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:18 PM EST2017-11-30 04:18:49 GMTANAHEIM, Calif- A California mom who posted a photo on Facebook that shows her breastfeeding her son while two women look on disapprovingly in the background has received both backlash and support and has gone viral since it was posted last SaturdayBrittni Medina from Rancho Cucomongoa said her 10-month-old son got cranky while in line for a holiday photo and she needed to feed him.>>ANAHEIM, Calif- A California mom who posted a photo on Facebook that shows her breastfeeding her son while two women look on disapprovingly in the background has received both backlash and support and has gone viral since it was posted last SaturdayBrittni Medina from Rancho Cucomongoa said her 10-month-old son got cranky while in line for a holiday photo and she needed to feed him.>>Fired 'Today' anchor Matt Lauer says 'I am truly sorry'Fired 'Today' anchor Matt Lauer says 'I am truly sorry'Updated: Thursday, November 30 2017 8:10 AM EST2017-11-30 13:10:29 GMTNBC NEWS - Longtime "Today" anchor Matt Lauer broke his silence Thursday in a statement read on the show, saying he was "truly sorry" after allegations of sexual misconduct led to his firingLauer's statement was a partial denial but he admitted that "there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed." 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