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Fostering a Child: My Family's Journey to Leaving a Legacy of Love

Fostering a Child: My Family's Journey to Leaving a Legacy of Love

Two years ago, when my then nine year old son first came to live with us, he asked my husband an interesting question at bedtime. He had been with us for two weeks and he wanted to know why everyone in the family - brothers, sisters, parents - told him that they loved him every day. He was puzzled because he had never had anyone say that to him before, and he said he didn't really know what it even meant. My husband told him, "it means we will always be here for you, no matter what, that we will always have your back, that our family will always be your family, and that we will love you unconditionally and forever."