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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

As foster parents, Derminers say love is multiplied, not divided


March 29, 2018

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Erin Derminer cuddles one of the infants for whom she and husband Steve have provided foster care over the past three years.

Erin and Steve Derminer recently celebrated their third anniversary – not of their wedding, but as foster parents. In that time, they've cared for seven infants and toddlers age two and younger in the Creswell home they share with their elementary school-aged sons, Truman and Harrison.

"We joke that we're perpetually in the baby stage now," said Erin, whose husband said it was precisely her desire for more children that started them on this incredible journey: "Becoming foster parents, this is a 'compromise' position," Steve said.

The couple focuses on infants so as not to disrupt the bir...

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