A foster parent sends in a very encouraging note about two exemplary DCS case workers, Kristi Ryan and Melissa Ponder.
Kristi Ryan is new to my foster placement's case but has already shown me how much she cares about her role and the kids. Her predecessor, Melissa Ponder, was equally amazing and I believe she set Kristi up for success. With that being said I want to thank both of them for going above and beyond. For being a great listener, for understanding and sympathizing, for always being available even when they are super busy, for following through, and for caring about the kids and their best interest not just about building a case. I am a foster parent because I believe that I can help parents and children grow and learn so they can successfully reunify. Kristi and Melissa believe the same and it shows!
Fantastic work, Kristi and Melissa! It's always encouraging to hear from foster parents and to hear first-hand the difference DCS employees make in their lives and the lives of the children.