Cheyenne is a 2019 Star of Adoption! After a challenging early childhood, Cheyenne and her twin brother joined the Richmond family at the age of 7 as a foster care placement that turned into adoption just before their 10th birthday. Now 19 years old, Cheyenne is a full time college student pursuing a degree in Elementary Education while working part time at Orangetheory Fitness.
Active in school, church and community, Cheyenne is also very involved at home with the family where her three younger adopted brothers (ages 4, 5 and 6 years) look up to her and adore their time with her. In the past four months Cheyenne has managed to maintain her focus, school work, job and relationships while supporting her twin brother’s fight against a rare and aggressive cancer.
Cheyenne hopes to share her story and work with other kids who struggle with foster care and/or adoption and help them through similar struggles. A firm believer that your past shouldn’t stop you from accomplishing your dreams, Cheyenne is active in the foster and adoptive community and speaks at conferences and events to share her story and support others.