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Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Well, my siblings know that our youngest sister will be leaving our home next week. My mom actually told them over Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. I don’t think that my youngest sisters, or my little foster sister, understand what this actually means, but my other siblings do.
We have less than a week left with my little sister, and it’s very upsetting. If she was leaving our house to go home, then I would say alright, it’s part of being a foster family. I would be sad, but I would know how to deal with it. But I feel like she’s being ripped out of our home to go to another foster family and it’s just making me angry. I’m upset, I’m frustrated, and I don’t know what to do about it.
I’ve decided that the only thing I can possibly do is to help make my little sister’s transition as easy as possible. I started writing a letter to the new foster parents, to tell them about my little sister’s favorite television shows, and what kind of environment she lived in here, and little things that they should know about her personality. I haven’t told my parents that I’m writing this letter yet, because I’m afraid they’ll tell me not to do it. I don’t know why; maybe they’d be happy that I’m writing it. I’m not sure. But I’m just writing it and having a friend of mine read it over first, and then if it sounds good, I’ll show it to my parents.
I still wish there was some way I could fix this situation, and let my little sister stay with us. I’m really disappointed in the foster care system right now.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.