The Pabilonia-Podell Family
Kristy Pabilonia and Brendan Podell became foster parents 5 1/2 years ago, and, since that time, they have cared for eight children. They are both full-time professors at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. And, despite their busy careers, supporting families in need by fostering had been a longtime goal of theirs. They focus on building strong relationships with the biological families of the children in their care and try to stay connected long after the children return home. They have taught all the kids who have been in their home to ski; some even return to go skiing with them. Kristy and Brendan plan to continue to foster for a long time and even purchased a larger car so they have more space for additional children.