first weeks of practicum

Of course this foster care stuff is different than journalism.

Already: Court hearings, friendly judges, mean judges, “tough love,” teenage pregnancies, teenage miscarriages, inadequate housing, paperwork, more paperwork, medication, intensive education plans, developmental delays, conflict, a young, single, wonderful foster mom, a hard-working biological father, spunky kids, gospel music, long lunches, home visits, driving all around.

And this verse, always ever on my mind:
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.

[Proverbs 31:8-9, NLT]

A friend was recommended to me on Facebook. Upon sending her a message, we realized this: She does foster care work, lives in St. Louis, goes to The Journey, and wants to adopt from the Home. We met for coffee and exchanged stories. So fun.

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