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The Power of Open-Mindedness

This month's blog highlights Foster Care, since May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and our story comes from Regional Leader Emily Kaiser. The following story highlights the experience of the Smith family and how their openness to older-child fostering led to a cherished relationship with their teen, Matthew. Due to foster care privacy policy, the image and names in the story have been changed.

“For two years, I have been working with the Smiths, a local foster family who was open to placement of children up to age 10. Time and time again, this family has taken emergency placements of children in need and then supportively worked with each child’s family of origin to bring about their reunification.

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