Crystal Liechty, orphan care director at Northplace Church in Sachse, loved her career as a teacher but said as she reached her 50s, her passion started to change.
At the time, she was already volunteering as the orphan care director and said that the first thing she would do when she got to work was check on the foster families in the church.
Liechty and her husband have been foster parents themselves, on and off, for 31 years. She first began looking into providing foster care after her son was born and she was told she likely wouldn’t have another child. The couple eventually adopted a daughter.
Liechty said the church’s orphan program started off as a camp for children in foster care called Royal Family Kids’ Camp. After three years of hearing church members say they wanted to take the children home, the director said she decided to do something to make it happen.
By Dustin Butler • [email protected]