"Girl on Fire"

When Laila came to our family through foster adoption, she had already decided her voice didn't mean anything. It was our job to make her see that wasn't true.

Laila, who joined her family through foster adoption.

My little girl didn’t fuss, never cried, and was utterly compliant. It was up to us to teach her to shove, yell, and demand — and find her voice.


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