How Do I Get The Good Kids? Receiving My Imperfectly Perfect Foster Care Gift.

As a child, Liz spent 7 years in the US foster care system. She now works as a social worker in child welfare. She is also a foster/adoptive mom. She says she often has prospective foster/adoptive parents ask her what they can do to get kids who don’t have a lot of behavioral issues.

She writes, “In my own process of becoming a foster parent, I was not exempt from such fears. Then, I found my fears becoming a reality after taking a five-year-old boy into my home. The first gift I ever received from this foster son was a picture of a man punching a woman in her face.”

Read her story here.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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