Sometimes people become foster parents when they are in search of children to adopt.
But, sometimes, they just want to help other families get through a difficult time and then reunite.
One Utah couple is in the latter category.
They actually mentor the parents whose children are in their foster care.
Some of their former foster kids, and their parents, visit them years later.
This couple has fostered thirty-two children over ten years.
In the part of Utah they live in, there are 356 foster families … for 630 children in foster care.
More than half of foster children are eventually reunited with their parents or placed with extended family members.
May is National Foster Care Month.
Read more in this Utah Standard-Examiner article: Layton couple’s goal as foster parents: Get parents and children back together.