The Alseth family of South Range was honored at the Wisconsin State Capitol last November with the 2015 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Family Award. The Alseths were nominated by LSS adoption social worker Ashley Myers. Randy and Paulette Alseth, who have adopted two special needs children and fostered a third, were recognized for going above and beyond to advocate for the care and rights of their children.
“I nominated the Alseth family because they are a dedicated family, and Randy and Paulette put their children's needs before their own,” said Ashley. “Every time I visit, I can see the love they have for one another as well as the love and bond they have with each of their children.”
For example, the Alseths recently helped their eight-year-old son, Stoney, set up a Little Free Library for people in his rural neighborhood, which is a 30-minute drive from the nearest library. The library isn’t so little – it occupies an 8’x10’ shed in the family’s backyard, where Stoney and his dad love to sit and read books. View the library here.
The awards were presented as part of Wisconsin’s month-long recognition of National Adoption Month.