Foster Care Navigator, Kristie Vergowven, is passionate about children and their happiness. She and her husband are parents to a son who was in the foster system for 18 months. Recently Kristie and her husband celebrated the adoption of their son. As a foster parent, Kristie dealt closely with her local MDHHS office, and is anxious to help other families have the happy outcome that they had. Kristie feels going thru the process herself has prepared her to help others navigate the system to have a smooth and enjoyable licensing experience. She is excited to provide support and assistance to prospective foster parents in finding answers to any questions they may have. Kristie has been described as “really easy to work with” and “very flexible”. She understands MDHHS policy, is kind hearted and willing to go the extra mile. Kristie has worked well with staff, relatives , birth parents and the court. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening and traveling to see her family.