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‘Are you willing to take in a 17-year-old boy?’ He was months from aging out of the system, from being thrown into the real world with no home.’: Foster dad vows to give teen ‘the life he deserves’

“When he arrived, he did everything in his power to try and sway my decision on taking him in. He was angry, because for the 7th time, he would be meeting a new family. He told me many stories to try and scare me away, but no matter what he would say to me, I sat and listened.”

‘Breast is best.’ The lactation consultant took one look at my boobs and told me to go to the ER. It looked like I was growing boils out of my nipples.’: Mom shares harrowing breastfeeding journey, urges ‘fed is best’

“It wasn’t my baby I got to bond with. It was my breast pump. It wasn’t little cries waking me at night. It was my alarm. I’d sit alone in a dark corner of a room, hook myself up to a machine, and watch as liquid was forced out of my breasts while liquid flowed freely out of my eyes.”

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