Foster Care Month Proclamation at State Capitol

May is Foster Care Month. Today, I spoke at the Foster Care Rally at the Colorado State Capitol on behalf of Lost and Found, Inc., an organization that provides foster care services for those battling addiction, neglect, and abuse.

Last summer, I had the opportunity to visit the Lost and Found Girls Residential Treatment Center. I spent the afternoon speaking with the girls about dreams, setting goals for themselves, and asking them to have faith and belief that they can overcome the challenges in their lives. It was an eye opening experience for me, learning that many of these young girls had never experienced a family holiday without crisis, neglect and abuse. It was a visit that hooked me on the organization and its vital role in our society.

Today's appearance was about encouraging the public to support foster parents and to continue supporting legislation that allows for funding of their efforts; funding that supports the efforts of amazing organizations like Lost and Found, Inc.

In addition to speaking at the State Capitol, I had the honor of being formally introduced in both the Senate and House of Representative Chambers.

with Senator Moe Keller and Sheri Engstrom (Mrs. Colorado 2004)

speaking at the Foster Care Rally on the west steps of the State Capitol

with other Rally speakers

with Barry Brown, Development Officer at Lost and Found, Inc.