First an aside: My Google Alerts for foster care and adoption sometimes drive me crazy, with links like this that pop up:
No offense to baby corals, but baby humans need families.
5 child maltreatment deaths in one month. What went wrong? The answers remain elusive, even after Casey Family Programs conducted an investigation for the state. Seeking Answers in Maine | City Journal @AEI @IWF @putnamhornstein https://t.co/X3ee4przn4
— Naomi Schaefer Riley (@NaomiSRiley) December 29, 2021
10. “He has no idea how to open a bank account, cook a meal, or file his taxes.” — NBC: Challenges Facing Foster Kids Aging Out Of The System
Like other research on the subject, this study of children’s stressful life events does not include dads moving out, new partners, stepparents, etc. The stress no one wants to talk about. https://t.co/YvgcBGpwZd
— Kay Hymowitz (@KayHymowitz) December 29, 2021
Beloved, we must strive to see orphaned and vulnerable children not as the world sees them but as the Author and Sustainer of Life sees them – with inestimable value, created bearing His image.
19. Beautiful story of lifesaving, from BraveLove: ”Reading the stories of other birth mothers — it was empowering.”
If you don’t know about one of the most important books of the year, No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives, learn about it from my conversation with its author, Naomi Schaefer Riley, last month:
And if you want to hear from a mom doing the adoption thing, Melissa Buck is always great to hear from. And she’s a strong advocate for keeping siblings together, something she and her husband have done.
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