Muskoka Family Connexions says there is a need for more foster families in the area.

This comes as this week is being recognized as Foster Family Week in the county. Family Connexions says foster families give neglected or abused children homes and care to improve their lives and their futures.

The organization says there is growing need for foster families across the region, especially to give homes to teens, siblings, and children with special needs. You can find out how to become a foster family by clicking here.

With files from Andreas Pandikiu.