Six months after she came home to us, our daughter stopped speaking. As I searched for clues as to her sudden silence, I became profoundly grateful to her Chinese foster father, a man I had never met, for teaching me a valuable lesson about selfless love.
Jeff Seitzer teaches at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he won an award for adjunct teaching in the humanities in 2018. He is a regular contributor to The CMTA Report and essays of his have appeared in the Omaha World-Herald, The Brevity Nonfiction Blog, Hippocampus, The Write Launch, The Good Men Project, and Pulse Magazine. He has recently completed a memoir about his experiences as a stay-at-home parent.