Posted on February 11, 2020 by Plummer Youth Promise

 
Sometimes people think I’m crazy for being a foster parent. People ask me why I choose to bring a youth into my home who has so many needs and who presents so many challenges. They ask how I manage to hang in there through some very difficult times. These are tough questions, but I always come back to a one-word answer, love.
 
I love seeing my eleven-year-old foster daughter start to act like a kid. For a long time she was a caretaker for her younger brothers. She filled in the gaps when her parents weren’t able to do everything. I knew that she would need some time before she could let go of being a parent figure. Letting her move at her own pace and making sure she stays connected to her brothers has really helped her. Seeing her feel free to be silly and goofy absolutely warms my heart.
 
I love how it feels when the teenage boy who has pushed me away since joining my family…



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