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Hard and Hopeful Lessons

Foster kids are often untethered in this world, and only love can bring them into belonging
Brooke Cone, foster and adoptive parent
October, 20, 2015 -

Over the last six months, I have been doing Emergency Shelter Foster Care for FCNI in my home, during which time about 13 girls, all but two of them teens, have lived with me. I have soothed nightmares, eased the pain of detoxing from drugs, and have listened to traumatic stories of abuse, sex trafficking, abandonment, sibling separation and loss. I have been yelled and cussed at, have deescalated impending fights and have had girls run away.

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