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February 6, 2013
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Carson couple with pre-schooler provides foster care for other kids

Flexibility, faith, patience and a sense of community are among attributes Jessica Houk brings to her role as a foster home "mom."

The former special education teacher and her husband, Carson High School social studies teacher William Houk, have a 4-year-old son of their own and take on foster children a pair at a time.

"We're on our fourth pair of siblings," Jessica said during an interview about foster parenting and the things that someone contemplating such a role will need.

"I think flexibility is a big part," she said when asked what 18 months in foster care has taught …

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