St. Francis Community Services will host a "Foster Change Challenge Forum" from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2703 Fort.

The event is geared toward those interested in learning more about foster care and adoption.

Attendees will hear from foster and adoptive parents as they share their experiences. They also can meet and ask questions of Saint Francis staff and several state and local child welfare partner organizations.

“Not only do I work in social services, but I was a foster parent for many years,” said Marla Baumann, foster care home recruiter for Saint Francis. “So I see the need for more foster parents every day. We hope that through this forum, we can raise awareness about the need and encourage more people to become foster or adoptive parents. I invite anyone who’s interested in learning more about foster care to come to the forum. It’s a great educational opportunity.”

This event is free of charge and open to the public.