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Our culture loves pregnant women, but once the baby is born, all that attention disappears. Postpartum support groups can be helpful for lonely parents seeking advice and camaraderie, but finding them can be difficult.
"I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings."
I could easily say that, with sports, my parents’ model of loving detachment was good enough for me, so it’s good enough for my kid. But I can’t deny there’s a system in place that measures a parent’s love for her child by how often that parent shows up. The kids didn’t create this system. We did.
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