Re: Aug. 20 editorial, “Girl’s death deserves change, not angst.”
Who can help improve foster care? Eligible, compassionate Texans. They can put less compassionate, unstable foster parents out of work. My husband and I work full-time, have three kids, and live comfortably. We also have two foster babies. The state helps with day care so we can work, and a stipend ensures that we don’t have to cut corners to help all five kids thrive. Is it hard to care for other people’s children? Yes. But we never go to bed wondering if we made a difference. There is no better way to make a difference. You can foster short- or long-term or with hope of adopting. You can request infants, single children, or sibling groups. You can rent or own, you can be single, and you can be a first-time parent. Start your journey with a reputable agency.
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