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Foster Care 101
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John DeGarmo, Ed.D. is the author of 5 books, and an inspirational speaker who travels across the US on a weekly basis. His focus is helping children in need. He is a foster parent of 12 years, he has adopted three children from foster care, and has had over 45 children come to live with him in my home. He wrote my doctoral dissertation on the topic of foster care, and am considered one of the leading experts in the field. His latest book is called Foster Parenting 101: The Joys of Being a Foster Parent.
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Don't Box Me In: John DeGarmo
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Dr. John DeGarmo
Born in 1969, Dr. John DeGarmo has worn many hats throughout his life. Singing and dancing while touring around the world in the international super group, Up With People, serving as a D.J. at four different radio stations on two different continents, working in the professional wrestling industry, teaching English and Drama at the high school level, and working as a media specialist at two different schools, Dr. DeGarmo has had a variety of experiences.

Dr. DeGarmo has a B.A. in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. Dr. DeGarmo wrote his dissertation on Responding to the Needs of Foster Children Face While in Rural Schools. He is the author of several foster care books, including the training book The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe, and Stable Home, as well as the foster care children's book A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story. Dr. DeGarmo is a dynamic speaker and informative trainer on the foster care system, and travels extensively, meeting with foster parents, child welfare workers, churches, schools, and organizations. He writes regularly for many magazines, and is a regular contributor to several publications and newsletters, both in the United States and in Europe.

Dr. DeGarmo is married to Dr. Kelly DeGarmo, who hails from Australia, and the two of them have six children, both biological and adoptive. Dr. DeGarmo and his wife are also currently foster parents to three siblings, bringing their household to nine children. Dr. DeGarmo has been a foster parent for dozens of children for over a decade now. He has a passion for foster children, and is driven to bring education and insight into general society about all things foster care.


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