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Caleb and Ruchhala Bone, foster parents, pose with their kids

‘It’s a calling’: Nashville couple fosters children with complex medical issues

Nov 21, 2023 | Foster Care Stories, Media Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – As Thanksgiving nears, a Nashville couple is giving thanks that their family looks different than they ever expected.

From the beginning of their relationship, Caleb and Ruchala Bone dreamed of having a big family.

“When we were dreaming about some, it was like three or four kids, maybe five,” Ruchala said. “And then Caleb said, ‘I could probably do six.’ I don’t think we thought it would happen at the rate it has happened,”

Five years ago, the Bones became foster parents, offering homestay or respite to six different children with complex medical issues. Their journey began with Ruchala’s background in social work and their biological son’s unexpected health issues.

Read the full WSMV 4 story here.

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