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Faces of Foster Care Recap

By May 23, 2023General

“Faces of Foster Care” in our community shared raw, real and inspiring stories and experiences. Former foster youth, a parent, foster parents and inspiring community members shared about the sacred healing mission, why it’s important, and how there are many ways to support and show up for Utah’s vulnerable youth in foster care.

No matter how much exposure you’ve had to foster care, this is worth the watch.

There are many ways to support Utah’s vulnerable children.

Utah First Lady Abby Cox expressed the need for more licensed foster families. Kristin Andrus invited everyone to consider “If not you, who? If not now, when?” There are many ways to get involved and ways for everyone to show up.

  • Learn more about becoming a foster parent.
  • Volunteer with Utah Foster Care as an individual, group, or with your organization.
  • Donate to support important donor funded programs for kids and families experiencing foster care.
  • View upcoming events.

A special thank you to our program host and guests!

Kristin Andrus, Philanthropist and Community Champion
Utah First Lady Abby Cox, Adam Edmunds (Entrata CEO), Kenneth Boggs (Utah Foster Care Board Member), Rosalee Hafen Ladd (Former Foster Youth), Richard Heckman (Reunified Parent), Brittany Griffin (Foster Parent), Amy Smith (Foster Parent), Alyssa Bergman (Foster Parent)

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Thank you again to Entrata for sharing your space, Clementine Photobooths for capturing the event through photo and video, Crumbl for providing the refreshments, and Mike for your tech support.

Location: Entrata Software
Refreshments: Crumbl Cookies
Photography: Clementine Photobooths

Faces of Foster Care - Community Champions - Utah Foster Care

There are 2,000+ Utah children in foster care and only about half as many homes for these children. Want to learn more about becoming a foster parent in Utah? Fill out the form below and a Foster-Adoptive Consultant will reach out. They can answer any questions you have and help you explore if it would be a good fit for you. In the meantime you can also explore our list of qualifications.