foster parent

Mar 09

Carol Post, “It’s About the Children…”

Carol Post, photographed outside her home © Tony Gale

Carol Post, photographed outside her home © Tony Gale

Carol Post

Carol Post is a foster, adoptive and biological mom. After raising her biological children and retiring from a successful modeling career, Carol had the opportunity to relax and take it easy, but instead decided to make a difference in the world.  She became a foster parent for special needs children, deciding to start with, “Just one.”  Now she is mom to 17.

However, Carol didn’t stop there! She and her husband bought a small farmhouse to accommodate more children and eventually start a program where inner city youth can experience country living, play in nature and be around animals.

When she discovered that the house needed extensive renovations, instead of getting discouraged, Carol saw an opportunity to break down racial, age and class barriers. She invited volunteers, mostly school age with their advisors, to work on the house, learn about the struggles of single moms and foster children, and make a difference by bringing clothing and other items to give away. Incredibly, nineteen couples have begun to foster children as a direct result of spending time at the farm.

Today, Carol has adopted six children and has temporary custody of two more with many plans for the future. I want to thank Carol, her family and all the volunteers for helping to provide a safe, warm environment for so many young lives!

Nominated and described by Suzanne Hartman