Everyday Heroes: Home, Grown

Outlet: Fort Collins Magazine

Fort Collins Magazine: Eventually, everyone’s seated at the table, eating and sharing conversation. Pabilonia and Podell, both veterinarians and full-time employees at Colorado State University, talk a bit about their days in their respective labs while listening to school stories from the kids. During a rare silence, both parents sit back and smile, exchanging a knowing look, acknowledging how grateful they are to have nurtured family in this way: through foster care.