In May, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board (COG) recognized the 2017 Resource Parents of the Year to John and Kathy Mendoza.

John and Kathy Mendoza have one biological child and one adopted child. Recently, they began taking care of an infant with extensive special needs. The Mendozas set a strong example of the relationship between foster parents and birth parents. The Mendozas have remained dedicated to children who have left their care – maintaining relationships with youth through adulthood. They continue to serve as a resource for the agency, specifically with hard-to-place youth.

View their story on the video at the COG site at the source link below. The video includes other Resource Parents of the Year (a.k.a. Foster Parents of the Year) for other locations, too.
Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Government