The unexpected blessings of foster parenting
BreAnda Northcutt has her hands full with an active 2-year-old — her adopted son Murphy. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
So much can change over the course of two years.
Take BreAnda Northcutt.
The West Sacramento resident was a self-described workaholic with a successful career in media and communications. She had served as director of communications for Cal-EPA under former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before taking a senior position with Cater Communications, and by her mid-30s was doing pretty much everything she wanted to be doing as a single career woman.
"She was so mean to them," Northcutt recalled. "That's when I knew I would care for (unwanted) children some day." Continue Reading