Who am I; what qualifies me to start this discussion? Good question. I’m an aunt. I believe in my niece. This past year I’ve seen her facing huge challenges, enormous ones. I’ve even walked “in her shoes” for a small part of the way. With a full heart…I have been humbled. I want her children to know, because they are presently being prevented from knowing, just how much love and concern and determination and hopes that their family have for them.
Why are there so many of America’s children in foster care? Why do so many of them face such a difficult future when they “age out” of this system? Why so much abuse? What things seem to be going wrong, and how can we fix them?
IF OUR CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT TO US, THEN THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STORY.