I was thrilled when I heard that one of Utah Foster Care Foundation’s very own foster parents, Dawn Meehan of South Jordan, is a contestant on the CBS show “Survivor: South Pacific.” I haven’t met Dawn, but talking to her on the phone, it is evident that she is a firecracker- and a devoted mom. 

Dawn and husband Dave live in South Jordan and are the parents of six children, some adopted from foster care. She also teaches English at BYU. She talks about bringing six different families together to create her own unique family in a promotional interview for the show http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/video/2099627769/survivor-south-pacific-meet-dawn.

As someone whose job it is to share positive stories about foster families, I know Dawn Meehan’s story will be one to watch. More interviews with her will be appearing in the local Salt Lake City media, leading up to the season premiere of “Survivor-South Pacific” on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm on KUTV Channel 2.  We invite you to “LIKE” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UtahFosterCareFoundationto follow her progress on the show and hear more of her story.

And, there is a unique opportunity for prospective foster families to meet Dawn and Dave, along with other couples, at a Foster & Adoptive Family Forum on Thursday, September 29th at 7:00pm. The forum at LDS Family Service’s Riverton office (3740 W. Market Center Dr.) is free and open to all families. For more information, contact Amy Boyack at 1 (877) 505-5437.

 Deborah Lindner-Communications Manager,Utah Foster Care Foundation