"Three Little Words"

With all of the fears and doubts that had accumulated after spending a decade in foster care, would I be able to say the words that mattered on my adoption day?

I never thought three little words would have such an impact on my life, even though they weren't the words I was supposed to say. Every time I see the videotape, I cringe. It was one of those memorable occasions that families treasure, but this is one "treasure" I would rather bury. It was July 28, my adoption day. I had spent almost 10 of my 12 years in foster care; I was now living in my fourteenth placement. Some ...

A decade of disappointing foster care placements made me doubt the two people who had taken me into their hearts.

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