Monday, May 6, 2019

County Commissioners Recognize Foster Parents

Foster parents are being recognized for their effort in providing children with a safe, loving home this month.

The Mesa County Commissioners today proclaimed May 2019, as Foster Parent Appreciation Month.

Mesa County Commissioners proclaim May 2019, as Foster Parent Appreciation Month. From left: Commissioner Scott McInnis, Mesa County Department of Human Services Manager Joni Johnson, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Foster Parents Alana and Cody Davis, and Commissioner John Justman.
In Mesa County, nearly 300 children and youth are in safe, secure and stable foster homes. More than 180 foster and kinship families in Mesa County provide those homes.

Mesa County Department of Human Services Manager Joni Johnson talks to the commissioners about the importance of foster parents in the community. To learn more about foster care, visit fostercareofmesacounty.org 
When children cannot be reunited with their families, foster parents often become adoptive parents.
Alana and Cody Davis have adopted three children and have fostered a total of 10 children to date in Mesa County.

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