Foster parents have no regrets
Don and Peggy Graham live of Salmon Cove have been married for 37 years and have two children of their own.
After the birth of their first child, they started thinking about fostering but decided not to pursue it at that time.
About 22 years later when their children were grown, as Peggy and Don chatted at the kitchen table they were reminded of their earlier interest. That’s how their life as foster parents began.
Since becoming foster parents they have cared for over 46 children of all ages who needed a temporary home. Most of the children returned home, some were adopted and others lived in their home until they were old enough to go out on their own.
Peggy Graham says she will never forget that first call when they were asked to care for a teenaged boy. It marked “the beginning of a journey filled with amazing challenges and rewards.”
Graham talks about, “how good it feels when you run into children who have been in your home and they reach out for hugs, the smile on an adoptive parent’s face when they come to pick up their long awaited child and the appreciation expressed by biological parents for the care you gave to their children.” Speaking for herself and her husband Don, Graham says: “We’re so glad we do what we do. We wouldn’t change it for the world.”
FOSTER PARENTS - Don and Peggy Graham of Salmon Cove say they are glad to be foster parents and “wouldn’t change it for the world.”