Helen Richardson manages the Foster Care and Adoption efforts at Focus on the Family by planning Wait No More events, developing online and social media content, and engaging with local leaders across the country to recruit families for foster care and adoption.
After losing her parents at a young age and spending time in foster care and kinship care until she was 18, she brings a powerful perspective to the ministry of Focus on the Family. Since her time in foster care, she has seen great improvements in the resources made available for foster families and youth and is passionate about leveraging her personal and professional experience to see that continue.
Richardson earned a business degree and MPA from Indiana Wesleyan, has spoken at both the RE and Replanted foster care and adoption conferences, and contributes regularly to focusonthefamily.com.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and fly fishing in Colorado Springs where she lives with her husband.