Packers player and Seymour family honored for foster care work

Lisa Montgomery accepts hers and her son’s, Green Bay Packer Ty Montomgery, Champion of Change Award from DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson and First Lady Tonette Walker in Madison, May 15, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families)

MADISON (WLUK) -- A Packers player and a Seymour family are making a difference in the lives of foster families in Wisconsin.

Packers player Ty Montgomery and his mother, along with Josh and Jamie Blau of Seymour, were honored with the 2018 Governor's Foster Care award Tuesday in Madison.

Five other families across the state also received the award.

Officials talk about the importance of foster care.

"Foster care is important to Wisconsin and across the country for children who are in a situation where they can't be safely cared for in their home," said Oriana Carey, executive director of children and youth families. "So we need people each and every day to be willing and able to step up and help out our child welfare system."

Foster Care month is observed each May to honor foster parents and create awareness for children who are in need of a foster family.

  • For more information on how to become a foster parent, click here.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, there are about 8,000 children living in out-of-home care.

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