Keri Richmond spent the first five years of her life in the Ohio foster care system. Now this Kent State junior will testify before Congress on what needs to be done to make sure children still have a voice.
When Keri Richmond was born she was put up for adoption and placed into foster care. It took five years for her to find a family and a new home.
It's not something she has forgotten.
In fact, she has used that experience to become involved in making sure the current foster care and adoption process in this country is working. To that end, she has the chance to testify before members of Congress on Tuesday to make sure legislation is helping children trying to find homes.
19 Action News reporter Dan DeRoos spoke with Richmond via Skype from Washington, D.C. where she is currently an intern in Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's office.