Meet Tanna Rousch! Tanna is a Jackson County resident, mother to seven, married to Timothy and volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate.) “I took a 40 hour class that they offer to get you certified as a court appointed special advocate for foster kids,” she said. “I did my 40 hours and at the end of March I was matched with my foster kids that are my CASA kids. Basically, what I do is I go to court every time their is a hearing involving their case and I visit them once a month…basically I am their constant while they are in DFCS’ care…we are their voice, we write reports for the judge and they can see what is going on with the case and what would be in the best interest of the kids.”
The Rousch’s have seven children, we have three biological kids and the youngest four were adopted from China. “We started our adoption process four and a half years ago, so we adopted four kids (from China) in 3 and a half years,” she said.
We want to thank Tanna for sitting down with us and telling us more about your life and love of Jackson County.
Question: What is your favorite restaurant in Jackson County and what do you like to get there?
Answer: “I really like Houndstooth, they have a country fried chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans.”
Q: Who was your favorite teacher?
A: “I would say I had a teacher in 8th grade at Lawrenceville Middle…his name is David Dyer.”
Q: If you were stuck on a deserted island, what modern convenience would you want to have?
A: “A cell phone and Wifi to call and get help…but a couple days might be nice.”
Q: What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
A: “I would probably say any time my whole extended family were at my grandmothers house, Christmas, Easter.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “Getting a bucket list is No. 1 on my bucket list! I would love take all the children back to China.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Jackson County?
A: “I really do love the area that we are in, especially in Braselton. Since we are homeschoolers we use the Braselton library and they are just so sweet and I’m able to get books from all over the state. It’s small town living but the conveniences of anything you want.”
Q: What three words mean HOME to you?
A: “Family, Faith and Friends.”
The Faces of Jackson County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.