Recently, I updated the readers about the progress of Our Kids of Miami-Dade, the lead agency for foster care and related services in our area. Our Kids is responsible for approximately 4,000 children who have been placed in the dependency system. I served as Chair of Our Kids’ Board of Trustees from 2006-2009. My successor was Carlos de la Cruz. Carlos did an excellent job leading Our Kids and it was wonderful to have such a community leader take on the role. What he and his wife Claudia did more recently, however, is so exceptional that I want to put their story in front of the readers of this blog.