Lois Williams just loves kids.”If I could adopt the whole world, I would. There are so many children out there hurting,” she said. Their story in the Tyler paper brings attention to the critical need for foster parents in East Texas (specifically Tyler, Longview, Athens, Canton, and Nacogdoches) but the shortage of foster homes is an existing challenge throughout Texas.
The foster home shortage is particularly critical for teens and sibling groups according to Shelley Reese, area director for LSS in Tyler.
Being a foster parent is all about loving the children in your care … and helping them be the best they can be. “You don’t have to go out and spend a fortune. Love doesn’t cost one dime,” Mrs. Williams said. Now, how can LSS clone Lois and Burnett Williams?