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Amcclain_sm By DCF Commissioner Angelo McClain

Recently, the Winchester Star profiled a local foster family that has made a significant difference in the lives of children. Eight years ago, Neilani and Doug Simpson made the decision to serve their community, and the Commonwealth, by providing a safe and loving home to children in need. The Simpsons have significantly improved the lives of 16 children who they have welcomed into their home and into their hearts. We are all impacted, and our lives made better, by people like Neilani and Doug Simpson, for their generosity and commitment to helping others. I am grateful for their service to the children of Massachusetts.

To read the heartwarming profile of the Simpsons, click here.

There is an ongoing need for caring families to open their homes and hearts to foster children. To learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please call 1-800-KIDS-508 or visit If you think you may be interested, please call. Our foster care recruitment staff would be happy to talk to you about your interest and help you to determine if becoming a foster parent is right for you and your family.

On behalf of the Department of Children and Families, I want to express my sincere thanks to all the residents of Massachusetts who have shown their commitment to kids by becoming foster families.

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