Taren Baker, 9, hangs out in the kitchen with her family Feb. 24. Taren’s biological mother gave up her parental rights, and her Twin Falls foster parents adopted her five years ago. Many people approach foster parenting with the hope of adopting, but the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s primary goal is reunifying foster children with biological parents.
Taren Baker, 9, hangs out in the kitchen with her family Feb. 24. Taren’s biological mother gave up her parental rights, and her Twin Falls foster parents adopted her five years ago. Many people approach foster parenting with the hope of adopting, but the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s primary goal is reunifying foster children with biological parents. Drew Nash Times-News
Taren Baker, 9, hangs out in the kitchen with her family Feb. 24. Taren’s biological mother gave up her parental rights, and her Twin Falls foster parents adopted her five years ago. Many people approach foster parenting with the hope of adopting, but the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s primary goal is reunifying foster children with biological parents. Drew Nash Times-News

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