Lori-Lee and Kevin Harris
Lori-Lee and Kevin Harris have been foster parents for the last 18 years. They have been blessed with 8 children. Their first 5 children were born into their family and then they took a slightly different route to grow their family. They were privileged to become foster parents and then were honored to become adoptive parents which grew their family to what it is today. Now as a blended family they enjoy the opportunity to connect with the deep and meaningful traditions of being parents of two First Nations children. They will share a bit of their story of becoming a foster family and the additional responsibility and honor to bring the traditions and teachings of First Nations into their world view along side of their belief and values of being a child of God.
In addition to being foster parents Lori-Lee and Kevin are PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information Development and Education) trainers of prospective foster and adoptive parents in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Services and will share what the expectations are of becoming a foster home caring for the vulnerable children and families in their times of crisis. Kevin is also the President of the Canadian Foster Family Association, an organization that works in partnership with provincial and territorial members as a collective voice for foster families across Canada.