Kimberly, an adoptive foster mom

“Kimberly” is a middle-aged foster parent with ten years of experience. She has had five (non-kin) foster children. She worked as a nurse while fostering, and her husband worked as a police officer. She self-described as middle class, and at the time, she and her...

Phoebe, an adopted fostered infant

“Phoebe” is now in her early 60s, but was in foster care as an infant. She wrote about how it shaped her growing up. She was not allowed visitations at all then, “I was being legally prepared for relinquishment for adoption.” She was adopted as a toddler and tells her...