The Children's Home of Lubbock is celebrating a milestone anniversary this week.
The home will turn 60-years-old on Friday.
The Children's Home of Lubbock opened its doors in 1954 and, since that time, they have taken care of more than 5,500 children and have certified hundreds of foster families.
Foster families see a wide variety of children, all with very different issues. The Children's Home President, Lynn Harms, says his agency is always looking for special, sincere families who have a calling to serve children. He stresses the calling to serve children is vital because the certification process is not easy.
"You have to do a lot of training, licensing, home study process. It takes several months just to be able. Once you make that decision to start the process," Harms said.
The certification process is difficult and the process of raising a foster child can be, too. But, more often than not, foster parents say the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
The Children's Home of Lubbock will celebrate their 60th anniversary by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on their campus at 4404 Idalou Road on Thursday, Apr. 17, at 3 p.m. Organizers say this will be a party to celebrate the home and the community that supports it. There will be snacks and refreshments and everyone is invited to attend.
For more information about the Children's Home of Lubbock, visit their website at www.childshome.org.