When Jervis Lee talks about his foster parenting experience, people listen. Now, Jervis and other foster parents are bringing their stories to the big screen. Utah Foster Care is sponsoring a series of 30-second ads at Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters around the state of Utah. These ads are seen before the movies begin and are aimed at encouraging more families to help teens and children by becoming foster parents.
Jervis and Cheryl Lee are foster parents who helped meet two of the most important needs in foster care. They have fostered and adopted sibling groups so the children could stay together in the same family. And then, they fostered and adopted a teen-aged girl. Jordyn also appears in the theater ads, speaking about the importance of a permanent family for her and other teens in foster care.
The Lees are currently a family of eleven, comprised of biological, adopted and children in foster care.
Special thanks to Jessica Steadman, Bethany Hosking, and the Lee family for their participation in these videos. Utah Foster Care is interviewing other families to include in future ads and in more in-depth videos on utahfostercare.org. The theater ads can be seen in Megaplex Theaters in Logan, Ogden, Centerville, Lehi, St. George and the Salt Lake metro area.
So, when you go out with the family to see “Wreck it Ralph” or “Life of Pi,” look for the best story-tellers in the world: our terrific foster moms and dads!