An Ode to Foster Children

I mother you, and yet you are not my child.  You belong to another.  You came to us, frightened and confused.  It pained my heart to see you so emotionally immature and bruised.  I couldn't comfort you, nor you me.  Thrust together, strangers, we became a small family.  Our close-knit home quickly became a sanctuary to keep us all away from harm, and within its walls I sought answers.  Who are you?  How can I help you?...more
You put into words what foster parenting is all about. Thank you for caring for the children in ...more