Cheryl Blinston is the mother of five children 16, 14, 13, 11 and 10 years old. All five are adopted and 3 of her children have special needs. Cheryl worked in the software development field before coming home to raise her children. Her search for help with the issues surrounding her children led her to Family Involvement Center. She credits FIC with helping to bring her family back into a place of peace. Raising special needs children is difficult and Cheryl and her husband seek to help others through their blog about raising special needs children: Gracefull-Parenting.com. Cheryl joined FIC's board in 2017.