Former Foster Child is now a Foster Parent at The Villages

Antonio Porter (pictured left) poses with one of the children he has cared for as a foster parent.

As a former foster child, Antonio Porter is paying it forward and making a big difference in the lives of children as a foster parent at The Villages. To date, the Gary native has welcomed over 25 children in his home and has started the process to adopt one child currently in his care.

“I initially started fostering because I wanted to help others. I did not realize how much I would grow as a person myself,” Antonio said. “I have learned about other ethnicities, patience, understanding, and several other traits necessary to provide children in need with a good home.”

When  Antonio first decided to become a foster parent, he was apprehensive. He soon learned there were plenty of resources available for him that have been beneficial to the children in his care.

“Being a foster parent has taught me to deal with children who have lived through several traumatic experiences from every ethnic background,” he says.

Antonio shares that The Villages team is always very supportive about every aspect of being a foster parent and they go the extra mile to make sure the children have whatever they need.

Join Antonio and other Indiana families committed to caring for vulnerable children. Learn more about foster parenting at The Villages here.

 

 

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