Baumgardner Family

The Baumgardners became foster parents 14 years ago. Since that time, they have fostered countless kids and adopted three. BJ and Sol want to provide a home for young people living in the San Luis Valley, so they can stay close to home while in foster care. The Baumgardners speak passionately about their role as foster parents. First, they want the kids to know they are safe, then they get to know each child and understand their unique strengths - all while supporting reunification with a child or teen’s family. All of the kids in the Baumgardner home play sports and sing. It helps to build confidence, BJ and Sol say, but it’s also a great way to have fun and stay active as a family.