Nena Panza

Nena Panza

Nena Panza was adopted by her dad when she was 4 years old, giving her a "real" last name and fostering her compassion for the "down and out." Nena is CEO and administrator of Ready for Life Foster Family Agency in Redding, where she and her husband have created a safe, supportive and consistent place for foster children and the families who open their hearts and homes to them.


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    Broadening the Legacy

    “He’s a little hard to handle.” “He doesn’t listen at all.” That was what we were told in the description we received of the boy I will call “Billy.” We waited in a back room for Billy and his social worker to come into the room. Suddenly, there he was, not looking at us at all, his legs shaking from nerves. Billy actually reminded me of my … [Read more...]