I am pleased to share with you my daughter’s perspective on our family journey of fostering to adopt. I did not edit anything she wrote and did not bribe her either. This is from her heart and I hope it may help another mom who might be struggling with what direction to go.
I was 16 when I first heard that my mom and stepdad were considering being foster parents. It was the last thing that I expected to hear during a dinner conversation while we were on vacation in Hawaii. They asked all of our opinions about it and I was very up front about my opposition.
A Full House Already
I initially felt extremely unimportant. Already our family consisted of 3 kids including myself, why did we need to add another? At the time, this seemed like just an idea and not something that I honestly thought would actually happen since I was so against it. I thought that my mom and stepdad would value my opinion about adding another person to the family. I was incorrect. [Read more…]