Eva will never forget that Sunday morning in 1989 that changed her life, and the lives of so many others. On her usual visit to church right after her Saturday night graveyard shift at work, a notice on the bulletin board caught her eye: “need foster parents.”
With four children in high school, and knowing they could get by without her income, she thought, “Why not?”
Since then, she has taken in more than 100 children – and adopted two – who both just turned 23. She still keeps in touch with many of her charges.
The one she will never forget is Stacey. Older than most of the children she cared for, at 14, Stacey had been in 22 homes and her next option was a camp in the desert. It wasn’t easy for anyone, yet they found their way. Stacey is now 22, in college, and still talks to her foster mother twice a week.
Today, Eva has four children placed with her. “It’s very rewarding…and I have lots of grandkids.” Eva thought about slowing down after her husband passed away, but it didn’t last long…”This is what I love to do!”