CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The coronavirus has put a pause on many things but not the need for foster parents.

Bethany Christian Services Foster Care Program Supervisor Kim Ford says with so many people at home, families who have mental health issues, substance abuse, or experience homelessness may not be able to balance everything.

And with county governments having to adapt with how to check in on families, some of what's going on inside homes may be getting overlooked.

It opens up a new need for foster parents, which is a group already hard to find.

“We have families that are worried about loss of wages, financial issues, health issues, and then trying to do daycare and homeschooling on top of that, I think it's kind of hitting the breaking point for some of these families,” Ford says.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you can call Bethany Christian Services at 704-541-1833 or you can find more information the organization's website.