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Friday, Feb. Second Cafhoc No/st Progressw5 't of Great Child Welfare Program00 ot the Foster Family Care 00ron's Serr/ees Henry T. lvers Mrs. Victor Jenkins Joseph Lanza Ben J. Lenoue Judge William Undberg T; E. McCaffray Donald D. MacLean John W. Malo.ey Jr. Mrs. Joseph Michael William Muehe John L. O'llrien William Rast How J. Ryan Maurice J. Santi Mrs. J. P. Sauntry A. Maurice Scholar Stephen Selak John J. Shephard Raymond Shepherd Robert L. Smith John Spiller Leo Sullivan '. IVERS Paul Swimelar Mrs. Walter Van Camp the Board Mrs. Louis Wilcox Anita Yourglich, Ph, D. j/ By FRED CORDOVA kAR. AND MRS. Santiago Beltran are IVI foster parents par excellence. When .you ask them how many chil- dren they h/ve, please give the elderly couple a reasonable time to count all of them. After all, 25 years is a long time to re- member how many tots you've walked with during the night, how many teen- agers you've counseled during their grow- ing pains and how many adults you've wept over when they had finally embarked on life's journey beyond your front door. At last count,-the Beltrans say 36. But that doesn't include some half dozen more who shared the family home for short periods in that 25-year span. And it does not include the Beltrans' (Continued on Page 6) SANTIAGO Beltran, 61, is visited by his family in Providence Hospital where he is re- cuperating from a back condition. Some members of his family include (from left) Audrey, 1!; Andre, 13; Tommy, 10; Teresa, 9, one of his nine grandchildren; Mrs. Sally Murillo of Redmond, the Beltrans' first foster child; Albert, 16; Ronnie, 13; and Mrs. Beltran. A United Good Neighbor Organization the Seattle Police Department and tbundant blessings of a .full house. of the Assembly Club, a group of who support the foster parent pro- The agency is celebrating its 25th annual Foster Parent Banquet on r,. Villa Maria Pictured below is a typical girl as she might look the day she arrives at Villa Maria Maternity Home. She is greeted by Mrs. Paul Kohl, housemother. Two such homes offer shelter for girls in need. Here, the girls receive all the physical care they need together with the counseling and spir- itual help they must have to solve their problem. Mrs. Roberta Thornton is house- mother for the second home.