Thursday, May 7, 2009


This story out of South Carolina is an outrage, especially since the foster parent was a neo natal nurse.

My paternal grandparents fostered dozens of children over 3 decades, eventually adopting 6 of them. I know that they provided caring environments for children who often had little love in their lives prior to arriving in their home.

Fortunately cases like these are rare considering the number of children in the system but it goes without saying one is too many.

I know that the state of South Carolina is one of the toughest climates to have a home birth in. I hope that they review their foster care parent process with the same zeal that they address out of hospital births and midwives.

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