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Sunday, July 26, 2009

We Can Relate

This New York Times Magazine article poignantly relates some of the frustrations of fostering (particularly when adoption becomes the goal).

MHW once took care of a drug-addicted infant for a week (while I was conveniently on a business trip abroad) so I'm sure she can relate to this couple who stayed up through the night for three weeks while the baby in question, born to a drug-addicted mother, withdrew (and have raised her ever since).

Although the issue in this case is the gayness of the adopting couple, so many other factors are beyond your control when it comes to fostering to adopt. Pretty powerful stuff.

Hat tip: Tesyaa



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