Former Sioux Falls City Council Candidate, Bardon to do presentation on Foster Care

Raised by the Government: A Look at Foster Care in SD

September 26, 2018

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend an event.

Thor Bardon is hosting a foster care informational event at the Belbas Theater, Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on October 20. The event will be from 1pm-4pm. The event is called “Their Only Hope: A Foster Care Informational”

During this event, several non-profits will be presenting what they do to benefit the foster care system in South Dakota. Afterwards, Thor Bardon will be presenting an emotional case study of a child’s life before, during, and after their experience in the foster care system.  The case study will highlight the intricacies of a child that experienced abuse and neglect, medical misdiagnoses, and eventually a plan for suicide.  Thor Bardon will show how the foster care system through the work of several non-profits saved this child from suicide, learned to value themselves, and ultimately made it to be a successful member of the community.

Thor Bardon at the beginning of his teenage years was entered into the foster care system as well after his family was unable to care for him. His primary target audience is government officials, those seeking public office, community leaders, and the general public.  This event is being solely funded by Thor Bardon himself and the reason for this is because, “I want people to have a better understanding of what it looks like when the government raises a child.  A staggering portion of the 640,000 children in foster care right now in the US will be dead or in prison by the age of 21.  That’s just the way it is.”  Thor Bardon hopes that this presentation will provide a better understanding of what these children are facing in their lives.

“Today the hardest thing I had to do was decide what I wanted to wear. To some of these children, the hardest thing they had to do was pack all of their stuff into garbage bags.  Imagine that feeling of having everything you own, in a garbage bag, moving to a strange new place.”

This event will have a no solicitation policy meaning that those in attendance will not be asked to contribute any time, money, or other commitment beyond getting information at the event.

Those interested in attending should search for the event online by keying in “Their Only Hope: Foster Care Informational” or they can call 605-321-2463. Seats are limited and tickets are free of charge.


Media Inquiries:

Please contact Thor Bardon at or call him on his cell at 605-321-2463