Foster and adoptive parents are the invisible heroes — 3 Comments

  1. I raised my sisters son , I got him when he was 3 . He has always been a challenge , but I couldn’t love him more . When he was five , I asked why are you mad ? he said I’m mad because my mom is not here, I said I’m not your mom , but I’m kind of like a mom, this toughest ,meanest little guy looks at me and asks ” will you be my mom ? I have been Mom ever since . He is almost 19 and really struggling , I asked if he remembered asking me to be his mom ? He said clearly like it was yesterday. Would I do it again absolutely . I can’t stand tothink of what would have happened to him if we didn’t take him. He is very much my son.

    • I wanted to take my sister’s kids; but, I was as unready as she to be a parent. In the end, her sweet little 3 year old boy became the reluctantly accepted third child in an otherwise loving and caring home.

      I hope they have grow to love him as much as his mom does, as much as I do. He and his little sister will have opportunities, thanks to foster care/adoption, that I and my little sister never had.

      I am so grateful for the differences in foster care here as opposed to the state under which I spent 15 1/2 years shuffling through the system.

  2. Thank you for writing this so beautifully. And thank you for sharing your story. May God continue to Bless your Family.

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