Lourdes and Henry Aguilera have opened their home and hearts to over 17 foster children.

At any given time, Lourdes and Henry Aguilera house is full of children. Since 2011, the Aguileras have opened their home and hearts to over 17 foster children.

When asked why they would take on the challenge of being foster parents, their answer was simple, ͞”to help children.”͟

Their dedication to helping children in need is what makes them one of our most successful foster families. They understand that every child has their own unique history and personality, and they welcome them with open arms. As a family, they work to ensure that every child is treated with respect and compassion. From the moment they arrive, that foster child is a part of their family.

For one little boy, this was the best gift the Aguileras could have given him. Adrian* struggled with math, but had a dream to be on the A-honor roll. However, he was so far behind in school that it was very difficult for him to catch up. ͞

”He would cry and say he couldn’t do it,”͟ said Lourdes. ͞”But I wouldn’t let him quit.”    Together, they achieved his goal.

Although being a foster parent means that one day their children will leave them to reunite with their families or find a new home through adoption, each child holds a special place in their hearts. ͞

”You can say you won’t get attached, but you always do.”

Interested in becoming a foster care parent?  Click here for more information.


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