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  • Blessed by Adoption Four Times

    We are often asked "How DO you do it?!?" With 7 kids, some very close in age, it's a fair question! We always knew we had love to give but what we didn't know was how much we would receive in return.

    Our foster care journey began October 2009. We had the privilege of meeting a sweet baby girl who was in foster care. When we heard that she may be needing a forever home, we were compelled to be that home. Although that didn't happen, we kept our belief of "everything happens for a reason." So, we, along with our two biological children, entertained the thought of providing respite care (short term care for foster children). Somewhere along the way, it turned into us becoming a full-fledged foster family. Our first placement happened quickly, followed by another 10 months later, another 10 months later, another 7 months later, and yet another 20 months later! We have two sets of siblings and are proud and very happy we were able to keep them together. We have been blessed by adoption 4 times, and are hopeful that number will rise.

    Contact Cheryl Garcia at Catholic Charities at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-742-0828 to learn more about becoming a foster parent and helping a child in need.

  • Andy and Liza: Building a Family, Making a Difference

    Through Catholic Charities, Andy and Liza have fostered two young children, a girl they helped reunite with her biological father, and a girl they adopted.

    "We wanted to accomplish two things, build a family and make a difference in this world. We can honestly say that we were able to do both and that God has rewarded us beyond belief for taking a chance on His children in need. He ultimately brought us Autumn, our beautiful and happy daughter, who brings us joy and love every day. Before Autumn came to us, our hearts were tested when we had to say goodbye to our first child, Annie."

    Contact Cheryl Garcia at Catholic Charities at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-742-0828 to learn more about becoming a foster parent and helping a child in need.