Choosing to Be a Foster Parent

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There are more than 60,000 kids in foster care in California. Serving their needs depends largely on finding foster parents who can provide stable housing and care. This hour, foster parents join us to share their experiences: the ups and downs, the logistics, and ultimately, why they decided to foster children in their homes. We'll also have someone on hand to answer questions about eligibility requirements for those considering becoming a foster parent.


Beatrice Trotter, foster parent with Santa Clara County Social Services

Sheri Justice-Cook, currently fostering two children, and a legal guardian for two other children; president, Solano County Foster Parent Association

Bryan Sperry, currently fostering a 12-year-old boy

Jonathan Nelson, advocates for medically fragile foster children

Barbel Osburg-Trahan, program director for certifications, recruitment, intake, training and adoptions, Alternative Family Services