A candid account of my experience with foster/adopting a teenager in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Today, just a quote...
Today, just a short quote that I came across while I was looking for a phone number online. I'm not in the habit of quoting Oprah, but it stuck me as a succinct statement of something so important and I was relieved by her clarity. The foster care system sometimes has so many rules to navigate, the basic motivation seems to get buried.
My wish is that children be be treated as people, not as property; that their rights as human beings on the planet, to food, shelter, education and health, be taken seriously. - Oprah Winfrey
My partner and I decided to become foster/adoptive parents in our late 30s. We had the great good fortune of being "picked" by an amazing teenage boy who blows our minds on a daily basis. Adopting him turned out to be the best thing we've ever done, and by far the hardest.