Love to Share: One Foster Family’s Story
Brenda and Curtis Kolb of Beaumont, California knew for years that they wanted to become foster parents. They felt not only love in their hearts but also had room in their home to share.
In 2009, with thousands of children and teens in Riverside County needing a supportive and stable home environment, the couple began their journey as foster parents. To date, they have opened their home to more than 25 children and youth of all ages, including caring for three teenage brothers with whom they maintained a relationship after they aged out of the foster care system. For the better part of a decade, the Kolbs have been fostering youth, and they maintain it was one of the best decisions they ever made.
“Patience, flexibility and compassion are key to caring for youth who, unfortunately, are exposed to detrimental situations at such a young age,” explains Brenda. “Foster parenting has been an incredibly rewarding and eye-opening experience, and Aspiranet has been a wonderful partner in guiding us as foster parents.”