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Queen Anne’s County Honors 2013 Foster Parents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (DENTON- JULY 9, 2013)

Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services honored its foster parents at an appreciation dinner at Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester. At the event, Dawn Lange was named the 2013 Foster Parent of the Year for Queen Anne’s County. Lange is fostering a sibling group of three children.

According to Carol O’Donnell, Queen Anne’s County’s Foster Care coordinator, “Dawn has been a foster parent for less than one year.She has gone above and beyond the Department’s expectation of her care of three children placed in her home, working to manage three hectic schedules and to meet the needs of the children placed in her care. These children are flourishing.”

Dawn Lange states, “Seeing the kids change has been the most rewarding thing. They are experiencing many new things and are doing activities kids do and they have assimilated well into our family.”

For information about becoming a foster parent,contact the Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services at (410) 758-8000. A foster parent information session will be held on August 8, 2013, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Talbot County Department of Social Services on Bay Street in Easton, MD.

Pictured are Dawn Lange and her daughter Holly.  Lange was named the 2013 Foster Parents of the Year for Queen Anne’s County.

Pictured are Dawn Lange and her daughter Holly. Lange was named the 2013 Foster Parents of the Year for Queen Anne’s County.

Mid Shore foster parents were honored at an appreciation dinner at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester.Pictured back row, left to right, are Queen Anne’s County foster parents Joyce Jones, Earl and Nancy Leager, Craig and Tami Dilling, Dawn Lange, Gwen and David Boyle, Sharon and David Quinn, and Daisy Combs.

Mid Shore foster parents were honored at an appreciation dinner at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester.Pictured back row, left to right, are Queen Anne’s County foster parents Joyce Jones, Earl and Nancy Leager, Craig and Tami Dilling, Dawn Lange, Gwen and David Boyle, Sharon and David Quinn, and Daisy Combs.

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