Sometimes you do things for yourself.
Sometimes you do thing for others.
And sometimes, when the stars align just right, you do something for yourself that winds up helping others in a way you’d never imagine.
That’s just what happened to me and my husband, Mark, in the summer of 2007. After talking off and on for years about becoming foster parents, we finally decided to attend an orientation meeting held by Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin.
Our initial interest in foster care came from our strong love of children. Our daughter was in her 20s and had left home years ago. We were empty-nesters and believed that bringing a young one into our home would brighten up our lives.
It did that – and so much more.