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Foster Parent Q & A: Cyndy Strickland

Foster Parent Q & A: Cyndy Strickland

Our journey first began long before September 2011; it began about 16 years ago with kinship care. We were contacted by the department and asked if we would consider taking in our nephews who were going to be removed from their home. My husband and I said yes. About two years later, there was a TPR hearing and the boys came up for adoption. Again, my husband and I said yes and adopted. After having previously being involved with the system through kinship care and adoption...and having two empty bedrooms (can’t have that!), we decided to take the leap and attend foster parent classes. We will soon celebrate our three-year anniversary as foster parents. 

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Passion is an intensely emotional and compelling feeling of enthusiasm or desire for something. That is the term which comes to mind when describing The Heartland For Children staff who train and recruit foster and adoptive parents. They are not only knowledgeable professionals, competent in their vocation, but passionate about recruiting and training motivated people with a desire to make a difference in a young person’s life.