Foster Families and Boys and Girls Village

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(WTNH) – Boys and Girls Village connect children who have suffered trauma, abuse, neglect, etc. with loving foster homes and with any required specialized care.

Judith Oritz has raised 2 children of her own, fostered 10, and is adopting 4 of them. Judith says she still keeps in touch with all 10 of her foster children. When asked what the most important skill to have is to be a foster mother, Judith replied “Patience.”

Judith is joined by three of her kids: Angelica Ortiz-Perez, 12; Adelina Ortiz-Perez, 12; Luis Ortiz-Perez, 9More information:

Since 1942, BGV has created a better future for thousands of Connecticut children who’ve experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, mental illness, or other types of emotional or social dysfunction. Approximately 350 children from 50 communities are under BGV’s specialized care on any given day, coordinated through offices in Bridgeport and Milford. BGV’s teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and education specialists focus on healing these children and on strengthening the families who surround them.

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