Taking the Leap in to Fostering


Fran and her husband Joey are one of Chambliss Center for Children’s special foster families.
Having been in a wonderful foster home briefly as a child, Fran knew she wanted to provide a caring, stable environment for other children in need. It was her way of giving back. Joey was a little hesitant in the beginning, but once they went through training and learned about the
situations some of these children live in, he knew they could truly make a difference in a child’s life.

“I would never say fostering is easy, but I have never regretted it,” said Fran. “It was a big
commitment, and there was a learning curve in the beginning, but we persisted and have had
some truly wonderful experiences. We want the children we foster to leave our home knowing
they were, and always will be, loved.”

Fran and Joey began fostering in 2012, adopted a brother and sister in 2016, and continue to
foster through Chambliss Center for Children.