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: Meet Ashley and Mark

Ashley and Mark became foster parents five years ago. Since then, they have supported biological families and sibling groups in foster care. Ashley and Mark have one biological son and have adopted three children, including two brothers. They currently provide foster care to a sibling group of three. With seven children in their home ranging in age from one to 19, the family stays busy and enjoys spending time outside, being active, and encouraging the children to use their imaginations. They take advantage of all the services available to them in their community and also travel to appointments outside of their community in order to support the children and youth in their care.

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