Q&A with Jerome, a Transition Services student



Jerome spent most of his youth in the care of Methodist Children’s Home. At the age of 6, he entered our foster care program where he was placed with foster parents Tom and Debbie Stribling. Throughout his childhood and now into his adulthood, Jerome has continued to be a part of the Stribling family. Jerome received a scholarship through Transition Services to attend Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas where he is studying landscape golf course technology. He has a job lined up with Krouse Landscape after graduation in May 2013.

Jerome recently spent a week working alongside our plant department at the Waco campus and took the time to sit down with us to share about his experiences with MCH.

Q - What was it like growing up with your foster family?
A - They let me play sports, participate in activities in school and took me on family vacations. They let me see a new world out there and helped me out a lot.

Q - What do you think about MCH’s foster care program?
A - They took good care of me and made sure that if I needed something, they would get it for me. They have always been very nice and respectful.

Q - How has foster care affected your life?
A - If I hadn’t lived with Tom and Debbie, I probably wouldn’t be in college right now. It has improved my life and made me a better person. I’m more caring and respectful now because of it.

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