I was 6 years old when I was dropped off and remember thinking “I won’t be here long, I really don’t like it here!” Ten years passed quickly and “Here” had become “Home.” I had 100 brothers and sisters that I lived with, played with, and went to school with. I learned that no matter what my background was, I always had a family and a cottage parent that loved me and all the other children. I am 23 years old now, with a beautiful wife, a 2 year old son, and a career in the U.S. Coast Guard. I really don’t think I would be where I am today if I hadn’t been raised at the Home. I look back on my childhood and think that it couldn’t have been better.
Jerry (Class of 2006)