Interesting how one person’s efforts can impact so many lives for the good. This story reports on a Campus Dean at Seminole State College who as a single man, in eight years, has fostered 15 kids, and has adopted five. In doing so, he has created a family. With Fathers Day approaching, this story causes us to reflect on the deep meaning of the word “father.”
The idea of becoming a foster parent just hit him one day, after seeing something on TV. Unlike most of us, he decided to take action, and qualified himself by getting foster parent training. Then, as he took on foster children with varying needs, he learned by experience. He has been a foster parent to kids with all kinds of backgrounds, from all races, from all circumstances.
Here is one person, who took action, and who is blessing the lives of many, as a result. Truly, actions speak louder than words.
- Florida Department of Children and Families can give you more details on becoming a foster parent, at Fostering Florida’s Future.
- Devereaux Florida is always recruiting new foster parents.
- How Do I Become a Foster Parent?
Original Story by Kate Santich, in Orlando Sentinel