Amber Foster from Style Magazine in Roseville interviewed our very own Karen Alvord, the CEO of Lilliput Families here in Citrus Heights. Lilliput Families is a nonprofit and they provide services statewide for foster care, adoption and Kinship. Karen has been the CEO for the past 11 years and having been with the organization for 27 years, she understands the importance of the work they do. Karen has been a mother since she was 24 years old, when her and her husband Scott Alvord adopted 4 children.

Her sister was going through a tough time, and Alvord and her husband didn’t think twice before adopting the children to ensure they had a safe, loving place to call home. “We were very young and naive,” she says with a laugh. “It worked to our advantage.” Now the mother of seven children—both adoptive and biological—and a grandmother of eight, Alvord wouldn’t have it any other way. And although she’d always been passionate about child welfare, the experience of adopting children gave her special insight into the importance of ensuring that all children have a stable, permanent home from which to flourish …