It takes a village to raise a child

It takes a village to raise a child

I grew up in a village surrounded by our grandparents, aunts and uncles and family friends who we called aunts and uncles too. These people looked out for me and my siblings. We had love, friendship, knowledge and wisdom and were closely supervised from a distance,...
Foster care and holidays

Foster care and holidays

She arrived early, arranged them just so, and proudly adjusted her nametag. When the child walked in, she was greeted with a smile, and the two sat and chatted, school, homework, the upcoming holiday break. She said she was elated when it was time for the child to...