Ohilda was ready to move cross-country for a new job when she received an unexpected phone call: “You’re an aunt!” In that same moment, she was asked to become a foster mom to baby Elizabeth. Ohilda dropped everything, changed her plans, and agreed. From the second newborn Elizabeth arrived at Ohilda’s door, The Foundling has provided guidance and resources to make sure Elizabeth, now 5 and living with special needs, receives the best possible medical and mental health care. “There’s no greater reward than being a foster parent,” Ohilda frequently shares with friends.

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