LaDorna Penteluk of the Ottawa-Carleton FPA received the FPSO 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award at the FPSO Toronto conference in April.
LaDorna opened her doors to foster children in 1960 and has cared for over 400 children. She has adopted three foster children and maintains a close relationship with another. LaDorna fostered regular placements in the 1960’s and developmentally challenged children in the 1970′ and 1980’s. Today LaDorna is helping foster four children. Even with her busy schedule at home, LaDorna finds time to be involved with the Ottawa FPA, FPSO, and CFFA. LaDorna is a well respected foster parent and is looked to for guidance and mentoring.