About Merrill Jencks

My wife Kristi and I live in Gilbert, Arizona. We have been married for over 13 years, and we have 7 beautiful children (ages 17, 13, 11, 9, 6,  6 & 6) that all came to us through foster and adoption. We love our family and know that ordinary people can change the world by parenting children who need homes. We are passionate about adoption and foster care, and love to help people explore if it might be an option for them, so feel free to ask us about it. We have a German shepherd named Liberty Lady Glitter Sparkles Bloody Death Canyon (the kids named her...its a long story), she goes by Liberty who is a handful and loves to play and protect the kids. We have 2 cats, Cleo & Gato. Cleo is ours and Gato (Spanish for Cat) belongs to the neighborhood, we just feed him. Merrill is an Eagle Scout and Kristi is a den leader for Cub Scouts. We love Harry Potter and pride ourselves on being potter nerds. Having a large family we drive a small bus (12 passenger van), so let us know if you ever need to carpool! The 4th of July is pretty much our favorite holiday. We go all out and have family traditions that go on for days.