Can Anything Good Come Out of Foster Care?

THE STORY OF RICHARD ODEN-FOSTER CARE TO FOSTER PARENT

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Richard and Brittany Oden with their biological daughter Annabelle.

Richard Oden remembers being left alone by his mother in cars with his siblings . So, when she left the four of them alone one night in a hotel room, he  thought things were looking up. But, it was the beginning of a major change in his life.
Someone called the police and child welfare officials came to the hotel room and took  them away from their mother forever. Oden would be in 10 foster care homes in six years.
Oden is now on a mission to prove the adults wrong who used to tell him he would never amount to anything because he had become a product of the system. Oden, at 33 years old, is now a former US Senior Airman, gainfully employed, a husband and a father to 3 adopted siblings,  a father of a biological
daughter and a foster parent. He is an author and a sought after public speaker.
“In my book , I tell the whole story,” he said during an interview on The Dee Armstrong Show. “I don’t hold anything back.” That includes the fact that his mother was a prostitute who would go on to give birth to 10 children. His father left when he was a very little boy.
“My life changed with  a church program that encouraged foster care,” he said. That family introduced him to a relationship with  God and he met the girl who would one day be his wife. “I asked her one day what she thought about being a foster parent  and she said it was a good thing. I knew then I wanted to marry her when we grew up.”
Oden’s book, “My Full Life  Circle, Squared” is part of his plan to  be financially able to care for his family. He dedicates part of the proceeds to foster care. It is available  through Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and is also available at www.myfulllifecirclesquared.com
You can find his television interview on WLTZ.com and The Dee Armstrong Show facebook pages.
https://www.facebook.com/TheDeeArmstrongShow#

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