For National Foster Care Month, Trinity Youth Services recognizes our foster parents and their extraordinary children. Foster youth often excel when they are in loving homes and have parents who support and encourage them to be their very best.
Dianne Broussard, a Trinity Youth Services foster parent of three, has been helping her children excel academically, while teaching them other essential qualities that will help them become successful in life. The children she currently cares for in her home are ages 10, 6, and 14. She chose Trinity Youth Services as her Foster Care and Adoptions Agency because “the people who work there are very informing and a pleasure to work with.”
Dianne began her foster care parenting journey in 2000. She eventually adopted three kids; one boy at the age of 2, and two girls ages 7 and 8 years–old. After her 3rd adoption, Dianne took a short break from fostering, but has since opened her home again.
Since she started caring for youth, she has taught her children some valuable life lessons. According to Dianne, “Some skills that I teach in my home are: respect others with kindness, tell the truth, believe in yourself, as well as problem solving and communication skills.”
Passionate about helping youth beat the odds and have a better future, Dianne is a believer in giving her children the tools they need to succeed. Her dedication to their success is paying off, as her two children were recently awarded Student of the Month Awards.
The secret to Dianne’s accomplishment is showing up 100% for her children. According to Dianne, “I encourage the kids to participate in class. I’m also there to help them when they need help, and I reach out to the teachers if needed, for support. I also have them stay focused and ignore any distractions. I let my children know that they can do anything if they put their minds to it.”
There are many rewards to being a foster parent, and to Dianne, some of the things she loves most is, “helping a child in need, and helping them get back to their families. I also like to see the smiles on their faces after they have achieved something.”
If you’ve been thinking of fostering, but feel afraid because of the unknown, Dianne offers this advice: “There is no reason to be afraid because there is so much support for the foster parent through the agency. They will give you guidance and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you have love, you can do it.”
If you want to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please schedule a virtual Foster Care Orientation, by calling 909-825-5588 Ext. 230, or by sending an email to epowers@TrinityYS.org.
Eve Powers, Foster Care Marketing Specialist
Eve has a strong commitment to helping foster youth and their families thrive and live successful lives. A former foster youth, Eve obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communications from California State University, San Bernardino, and is a certified Holistic Life Coach, motivational writer, self-help author and celebrity interviewer. Beyond the Trinity Youth Services blog, Eve’s articles can be found in numerous platforms including Foster Focus Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, BET Centric and Huffington Post. A passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community, Eve continues to educate, support and mentor foster youth throughout Southern California.