Don’t forget the families that loved and cared for your child before they were placed with you.

For foster families to be expected to simply “move on” from a child who became like their own is ridiculous and heart wrenching. I could not see the tears in the eyes of their youngest son across that table – having to grieve at such a young age the loss of the baby girl who became his sister – and not commit to making sure she always be a part of them. If the situation is healthy, simply exchanging information or becoming friends on social media can mean the world. Adoption at its core is growing families, not exchanging them for another. If your child is blessed with an amazing foster family, acknowledge that love and let it grow with your child.

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