“I would never want to subject my family to that.”
This powerful article about foster care and foster adoption get out the skunk and plunks it right down on the table. How many times have you heard this phrase? How many times have you used it yourself?
It’s a persuasive statement because there’s a measure of truth to it. “In truth,” writes adoptive mom Caroline Bailey, “there are a lot of difficulties that come with the territory of foster care and adoption.” She goes on to list some of the common struggles that come with foster care and adoption. But then she adds this: “These situations are a part of the system, but not all. There is a tremendous amount of goodness that comes with foster parenting and adoption. Here are a few reasons why you should not let the bad outweigh the good.”