The book touched me personally, because of the many foster children I have taught over the last twenty plus years. Often a family member would step in, but many times the child was placed with some amazing foster families I have known.
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Every child wants a good relationship with his or her biological parents. Every adopted child I have met has had questions about that relationship. And yet I firmly believe that every child needs a stable home first. Too often I have watched foster children get dragged for years through a system waiting for biological parents to get it together.
I was worried that Aubrey would choose to go back with her mom too soon. I was elated that she chose to stay with her grandmother a while longer. Children like Aubrey should have relationships and visitation with birth families, but all children need a safe place to grow up first.
No I'm not passionate about this at all.