14 Apr CYNTHIA HOLMES
Ms. Cynthia Holmes has been a dedicated foster parent for Bloom for over 5 years. During that time, Ms. Holmes has welcomed many foster children into her home. Presently, Ms. Holmes is fostering two little girls from Douglas County who keep her on her toes. When Ms. Holmes was asked why she decided to become a foster parent, she stated, “I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children and families who come into foster care and I felt that as an educator, I was best suited for the job.” Ms. Holmes does a wonderful job of making ALL children who enter her home feel safe, loved, and cherished.
Ms. Holmes, who is a special needs teacher, has been teaching for 8 years. Ms. Holmes feels that her expertise in teaching has given her insight into on how to best work with children in foster care and especially with children who have learning disabilities. During this pandemic, Ms. Holmes stated that she has made several adjustments to her home and career. Ms. Holmes admitted that teaching special needs students virtually, has been challenging, but she continues to make things happen. Ms. Holmes has also stated the time at home has given her an opportunity to bond more with her two foster children and give them more one-on-one education. Ms. Holmes stated that she has become more creative since working from home and has even learned a lot more about YouTube and Tiktok.
Ms. Holmes states that she ABSOLUTELY LOVES what she does (fostering and teaching). Ms. Holmes’ two foster children were placed in her home prior to the pandemic, but she states that she still would have accepted them regardless of Covid. Ms.Holmes believes that children still need love and nurturing homes even during a crisis/pandemic.