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To the editor:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… baseball season! Do you remember wearing your team’s gear, crammed in a crowded stadium, hot dog and drink in each hand, singing at the top of your lungs? “Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd!” Now that you have that image in your head, imagine our local stadium filled with adoring fans!

Now, replace those fans with foster children. Then, refill that stadium three more times. That is how many children are in foster care in Florida — 22,000.

This is a call for action! Hundreds of children in our community are in need of a loving foster home. We need our community to be the difference, to be the change we need, to be the foster parent they are called to be. And maybe, just maybe, when you become a foster parent and give a child a loving home, wouldn’t it be great to catch a baseball game, too?

Anyone interested in learning more about the foster parent experience can find answers at or by visiting our Facebook Page @NYAPFortMyers

Melanie Brock

Cape Coral

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