Foster Care Changes Lives

Utah Foster Care Changes Lives

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Picture of Ibrahim — "Foster Care Changed My Life!" A close-up photograph of Cheryl, a foster mom. A close-up photograph of Jordyn, a teenaged girl adopted thru foster care. A close-up photograph of Jervis, a foster dad. pic-nancy-64x80px-RGB pic-aubrianna-64x80px-RGB pic-bethany-64x80px-RGB

In Our Own Words

Tressie

Tressie describes how behaviors can change once a child knows he or she has a permanent family.

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Tressie and her husband learned new parenting skills when they became foster parents.

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Karlie

Everyday family rituals, like eating meals together or going on vacation, can mean the world to kids in foster care.

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Ryan

Foster dads are sometimes the only positive male role models in the lives of children in foster care.

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Tiffany

Are you worried that fostering kids and teens will impact your biological kids in a negative way?

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Rochelle

Being placed in foster care can be tough and heartbreaking for kids of all ages.

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Kim

The Gerlach family started out fostering young children, but chose to also enrich their family with teens.

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Rob

Can you love children in foster care as much as biological children?

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Ecum

Ecum and his siblings entered foster care because of the choices of their mother.

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Ibrahim

With a little help from a loving family, every child can overcome the world.

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Cheryl

Who are the kids who come into foster care? Is it hard when children go home?

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Jordyn

Jordyn found herself in foster care as a teen-ager, separated from her siblings and unsure of her future.

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Jervis

Jervis, a foster and adoptive parent, would rather foster teens than babies. Hear why he feels this way and find out why there is a critical need for ethnically-diverse foster parents.

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Nancy

Don’t you need to be married to be a foster parent?

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Aubrianna

Why are teens in foster care? Why is a permanent family important to teens?

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Bethany

Average people become extraordinary foster parents.

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