my account of my foster sons' quest to becoming 'real' boys
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Got a text message from FS#1. He told me to keep an eye out for a package he is sending me. He hopes I like the present. Oh little does he know...the fact that he even thought to send me a present and it not being my birthday, mother's day, or any holiday, pretty much assures I will like it no matter what.
I was a perfectly content single woman who was quite happy with my childless life until a teen, whom I had been mentoring, asked to come live with me because I was the closest thing to family that he had. That started my travels into and through the somewhat surreal world of the child welfare system specifically with regards to fostering older teens. I am currently Geppeto to two boys, 16 and 19.