"From Foster to Adoptive Parent"

In this excerpt from her memoir, Sarah Gerstenzang, relates her often painful, yet life-affirming journey through an unanticipated foster adoption.

Foster parents are entrusted with an emotionally charged task–to open their hearts and their homes to a child as they simultaneously prepare that child to return to her biological parents. In this excerpt from Another Mother: Co-Parenting with the Foster Care System, Sarah Gerstenzang shares her journey through a maze of public policy and conflicting emotions that led to her new daughter. Sarah Gerstenzang, a social worker living in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, became a foster parent ...

As foster parents, you open your hearts and home to a child even as you’re preparing to reunite her with her birth mother.

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