The Florida Coalition for Children has honored Bobby Sharp and Everett Kamuchey as “Foster Parents of the Year.” Over the last five years, Sharp and Kamuchey have taken in “some 20 children,” and are believed to be the first LGBTQ couple to receive the honor.
“You have to be a foster parent for the right reasons,” Sharp told the Orlando Sentinel. “It should be about taking care of these children, wanting them to be with their families, and being prepared to go the extra mile for them.”
The couple lived in Orange County, Florida while they fostered abused, neglected and abandoned children. They ultimately adopted three of the children they fostered and recently moved to South Carolina.