Real Stories

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

Foster Care: Ventura and Juan

Ventura and Juan Carlos Holguin became foster parents four years ago when they moved to Colorado from Arizona. Ventura says that caring for children in foster care is not difficult, because when children come into her home, they become family. The Holguins’ sons have become brothers to the children in foster care who live with them, and the boys help their parents a great deal. Ventura says that even though Spanish is her first language, she is easily able to work with the staff at Pueblo County child welfare and complete all of the requirements to be a foster parent. She and Juan Carlos want to inspire other Spanish speakers to become foster parents as well.


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