foster mom

‘Can you pick him up right now?’ He was 2 months old with severe medical needs and no home. I had no idea what I was in for, but I was all in.’: Birth mother and foster mom ‘build lifelong friendship’

“The nurses warned me: ‘He’s not very interactive.’ He hadn’t smiled or cooed in the whole week he’d been there. ‘Hello, baby boy,’ I said. He immediately broke into a huge grin. Five days later, his mother pulled me into her arms. ‘I have been praying he would be safe and loved.’ This little boy brought us all together.”

‘Do you guys like pizza?’ Their eyes were nervous. This was yet another move, their 5th home. Where had these babies been?’: Woman becomes single foster mom of 3 overnight, ‘Every sunrise deepens our love’

“I did one final check on them and climbed into my bed, only to be awakened by sobs. My sweet 3-year-old had a nightmare. Rocking her, I wondered how it felt to seek comfort in a stranger. She clung to me, sweaty and shaking, her little heart pounding. I wondered what weight this little soul carried. I didn’t believe adoption was my best option. I was wrong.”

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