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: Jess and Kevin

Jess and Kevin became foster parents 10 years ago and have provided foster care for more than 15 children and youth, in addition to hosting foreign exchange students who have also come to be like family on their large ranch. They creatively problem solve to create safe environments for young people in their home and keep in contact with children and youth after they leave. Jess and Kevin recently finalized their second adoption and continue to serve as foster parents in their rural community where foster homes are needed to keep children and youth close to their communities.

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