My wife’s post about our recent foster care experience
It has been a long time since I posted, and with good reason.
The boys are gone. We almost quit foster parenting.
Some types of trauma can not be healed in a family foster home, and that is hard to admit when you are the foster home in question.
Some types of trauma do not show up in a child’s behavior in public, but only in private, behind closed doors, when nobody but a sibling is there to witness it.
Some types of trauma leave no scars on anything but a child’s psyche, and a child’s psyche can not be presented as evidence in a court of law.
Sometimes it isn’t possible to track abuse to its source. We will likely never know the identity of the person who first hurt these boys.
We did our best. We taught them manners, how to ask for things politely and how to…
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