Jefferson County Job and Family Services, Children Services Division, recognized foster parents Wednesday with a luncheon and training session at the agency. A balloon launch was held afterward with each balloon symbolizing a foster child. Some of the foster parents participating in the launch were, from left, Janice Hague, Regena Travis, Sam Bell and Becky Yocom. There are 23 foster families caring for 35 children in the county. The agency last year helped in the process for eight children to be adopted by their foster parents.
--- Mark Law