Thirty five children in 18 years. That’s how many foster and adopted children Richard and Paula Charlebois have welcomed into their hearts and home. This Glendale couple understands the power of love to transforms the lives of children. It didn’t matter - children from infants to 17 year olds, from healthy to special needs - all whose lives have been transformed by unconditional love.
Richard and I were foster parents for thirteen years. Each of the children that we cared for brought their own unique diversity to our home. The times that we were able to be a part of reunifying a family were a privilege, and when needed, the sixteen times that we were needed to step in and be forever parents were truly an honor. Our children have been a journey well worth taking.
Thank you Richard and Paula for your commitment to Arizona’s most vulnerable children, for your hard work and sacrifice, and for being willing to be an instrument to change children’s lives forever. We honor your incredible determination to overcome whatever obstacles arise to give every child that passes through your doors the opportunity to be loved. Read more of the Charlebois’ incredible story here: http://www.people.com/article/family-of-35-opens-home-to-troubled-children
For more information on foster parenting, please call 1-877-Kids-Need-U or 1-877-543-7633