Over decades as a foster and adoptive parent and an adoption social worker, I have mothered and supported hundreds of children. Each one has taught me more than I passed along to them. Here is just some of that wisdom.
Renee Hettich, LMSW, is the author of My Kids Know More Than Me! 15 Life Lessons from Foster and Adopted Children, and the AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Director at the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY). She is the mother of four children adopted internationally and one child who recently joined their family through kinship care.