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Why do we need foster care?
Monday, June 8, social worker Gina is walking to her car. She is running late to do a home visit with a foster parent. As she is unlocking her car she hears another vehicle approaching. She notices out of the corner of her eye a small girl getting out of the car. She barely glances at the driver. After all this is a public parking lot. What finally catches her attention is the car accelerates loudly and speeds away, leaving the young girl standing alone holding a blanket and a teddy bear. Tears are beginning to well up in the girl’s eyes as she looks around trying to decide where she should go. Gina knows her plans have changed. She goes over to the girl, whom she guesses to be about 5 years old, and asks her name and where her mommy is. The little girl puts on her big girl face and says in a strained voice, “my name is Jane, and my mommy was driving the car, she told me I would live here now and I am really scared”.
I wonder what kind of impact being sent to live there will have on this young boy.
I wonder why more people won’t open their home and heart to become foster parents.
I wonder what you are waiting for.
The number of children in foster care in Alabama grows daily, really, what are you waiting for?
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Be a hero for someone. Become a foster parent.