Karie Kobel – Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends

I love my small home town for a lot of reasons but the one that keeps coming to mind is the family orientated community. We have so many festivals, picnics, parks, and events that are kid friendly. We are a little community with the love and support of big city.

My name is Karie Kobel, my husband, Jay, have been foster parents for 20 years. We have had a huge range of children visit our home and a few have stolen our heart and never left. Therefore, we have 11 children both biologic and adopted but only eight remain at home. Everyone in the community has supported our foster care adventure but evermore so: Supported the children with acceptance and guidance.

I choose Manitowoc County because I was born and raised here. This is where my roots are. I have many extended family here and enjoy seeing them all on a regular basis and appreciate their knowledge.