By now you’ve probably seen the photo: An enthusiastic little boy raising a fist triumphantly in the air on his adoption day. The sign he’s holding reads, “Some things are worth the wait: After 832 days in foster care, today I’m adopted.”
“My decision to become a foster mother wasn’t easy (or quick),” writes Montgomery. “I never expected to become one. My daughters’ dad passed away in 2001, and I was a single mother raising three young daughters in a tumultuous economy.” However, through her work, this single mother became more and more aware of the need for families for kids “who didn’t have anyone.” So she and her three daughters decided to become a foster family.
Then they met Michael.
“We personally picked him up from the parking lot of a mall. Our fourth foster child, and his third foster home.. . . And that’s when everything changed.”