Focus on the Family
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Helen Richardson

Since losing her parents at a young age and spending time in foster care and kinship care until she was 18, Helen brings a powerful perspective to the need for quality foster families. 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 and has spoken at both the RE and Replanted foster care and adoption conferences.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and fly fishing in Colorado Springs, where she lives with her husband.

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Are there bible verses about foster care and adoption?

My husband and I are starting the path of foster care and adoption. Growing up in foster care and kinship care, it is something I always knew I wanted to do. It was one of the first things we talked about when we started dating. And I knew he was “a ke …

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A few nights ago, my mother-in-law stopped by to drop something off. As a fellow Christmas enthusiast, she was quite excited that we had a YouTube video of a fireplace playing on our television. I began to share how I discovered it, which brought me to …