The 42-year-old Fairfax resident was recently named the Fairfax County Foster Parent of the Year by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Tell me about your foster children.
I have a little girl [Jailene]. She came to me brand-new out of the [neonatal intensive care unit]. She was 5 pounds. ... She is my first [foster child].
What drove you to foster?
I'm single and professional,...