Real Stories

You don’t have to be a hero to change a young person's life. Meet ordinary people who are making our state a better place for children.

Foster Care: Emily and Jeff

Emily and Jeff became foster parents to grow their family through adoption. However, Emily and Jeff think that one of the greatest impacts they’ve had as foster parents has been the positive relationships with the parents of children who have been in foster care. They have also connected with other foster families in Broomfield to create a support group and bring in experts to share trauma-informed parenting advice. Emily and Jeff both agree that children and teens who have been abused or neglected will be impacted by that experience throughout their entire lives, but they’ve also seen firsthand how resilient kids are. Each child or teen’s healing journey begins with a foster family ready to provide a home when it’s needed the most.

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