We often tell foster and adoptive parents that they’re not superheroes, and adoption and foster care are not rescue missions. If that’s true, what is this journey, and who is the hero?
I used to think it was me. Fifteen years ago when we first began this whole journey I would have told you, it was us. I thought we were on a rescue mission. I thought our entire calling as foster and adoptive parents was to swoop down, grab up as many broken kids as possible, pull them out of the dark situations they were in, and give them a way more awesome life in our home, than they would have had anywhere else.