SDKB's DREAM TEAM
What Is The DreamTeam?
The DreamTeam consists of people using their specialized skills, influence, and passions to help kids in foster care find belonging.
SDKB State Government Liaison
Every child deserves the chance to feel safe, wanted, and loved. The effects of protecting these children, as they navigate the foster system, goes far beyond securing the futures of each individual child. It secures a stronger community and a brighter future for us all.
My wife and I became personally involved in the foster/adoption system of South Dakota when we adopted our daughter 5 years ago. The needs that we saw during our process, spurred us into wanting to become more involved and help find solutions for some of the issues and problems that we encountered.
Meeting South Dakota Kids Belong provided us with that opportunity. As the chairperson of the South Dakota Land Title Association’s Legislative Committee for several years, I have gained important experience and insight into the workings of the government. I was able to offer that experience to SDKB to help them navigate the sometimes complex political sphere.
My wife and I were also able to become involved in promoting the Wrap Around Families program and supporting the Dream Makers project, both of which are important elements of SDKB efforts to support foster/adopted children and their families.
Furthermore, our daughter has grown into a well-spoken advocate for those children still in the system waiting for permanency and belonging.