Missing the Kids

I am sad.  My stomach has that familiar ache. I know it well. As a foster parent, for many years, I can recognize it. It’s the feeling of impending loss. It reminds me of the losses my family and I have experienced. Living in this world, loss is a familiar feeling. Rarely does anyone come out of the child welfare system without feeling the ache of loss. My family has said, “Good-Bye” to many children and it is never easy. Regardless of the reason for their departure, it hurts. I know,...

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