For the past two days, I had the privilege of volunteering at my children’s elementary school. In our small, rural community it seems that everybody knows everybody. However, after spending some time with the students, it became very clear to me that I don’t know as many people as I thought I did. While I won’t share any real names or personal information, I do want to tell you about the lessons spending time with these awesome kids taught me.
May is Foster Care Month.
Foster care is a beautiful and difficult thing. In the United States, roughly 428,000 children are in the foster care system. In 2015, that number climbed as high as 670,000. On average, children who enter foster care remain in the system for at least two years until they are reunited with their families, adopted, emancipated, or otherwise. (Source)