First Skidmore foster home
This undated, archived photo shows Mr. and Mrs, Leroy Wilkinson and their children, Lee, 12, and Cheryl, seven, becoming the first foster family in Skidmore. Mrs. Therese Cowell, right, presents the Wilkinson's child care certificate. The Wilkinsons said their application took about two months to go through. The process took three interviews, physical examinations, home inspections for fire safety and sanitation and references. Mrs. Cowell said more Bee County foster homes are needed. Wilkinson, a NAS Chase Field fireman, encouraged other families here to check into entering foster care.