09/28/2012 03:50 pm ET

On Saying 'No' To A Foster Child

Yesterday, curled up in my sick bed for the fourth straight day, I received a phone call from a number I didn't know. I answered, excited by my recently recovered ability to do things like "lift my head" and "speak in human tones." It was our foster angency, calling to offer us a child for the first time since they placed our first foster child in our home in April.

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