Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jodi Orton

Jodi Orton was doing very well as a legal executive. She and her husband Bret were successful in their careers, but felt barren spiritually. So, they decided to make a change toward purposeful living and making a difference.

They began fostering and adopting children, and now have ten children, nine of whom are still at home. They live on wildlife conservation property where they also provide homes for large animals. 


Jodi is the author of three children's books and was featured in an award-winning documentary, Gold Medal Service, about her work with Special Olympics in Iowa. In the Fall of 2011, the family was the subject of a documentary shot by United Kingdom director Sam Windsor-Phillips entitled Fostering Change.

This photograph is of Jodi and two of her children.

The family was named 2011 Foster Family of the Year by the National Foster Parent Association.


Photograph copyright 2013 Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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