Stories of Foster Parents

Gentry Osborne, in the red shirt, and his wife Kim, standing in front of him, were named foster parents of the year for 2008 by the Coalition of Adoption and Foster Family Agencies.

A widow who has grown children, Lisa Szafranski, right, is parenting foster and adopted children. She wasnamed Foster Parent of the Year in the northern tier by New Directions in 2006. She is interviewed by Claudine Ewing, reporter for Channel 2 News.

















Jim and Cindy Palmer have fostered 13 children, ages 4 to 20. They were named Foster Parents of the Year in the southern tier by New Directions in 2006.


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