Thursday, November 08, 2007

Goodbye Danielle

I have written recently about policy regarding removal of foster children, but not today.

All my thoughts about what is appropriate and when and how it should all work, have nothing to do with today.

Today I sit here with a copy of a photograph that Danielle asked to be taken. She and I are sitting in her mothers' RV. I have another that I took when she wasn't looking. Unfortunately she turned to play with the puppy as I took it, and it is a very clear shot from a very unfortunate angle. There are more photographs. Most of them are Danielle with FosterAbba and FosterEema, all smiling. A loving family.

And today that family is likely to be separated. They may be reuinited. They may not. Whatever else happens, Danielle knows there are people who think she is worth fighting for and who have loved her enough to give her permission to love others.

I thank G-d for the love that FosterAbba, FosterEema and Danielle have all shared. I hope that love is part of Danielle and that she knows she is loved.

Today I know their hearts are breaking, and mine breaks with them.


  1. I feel so bad for Danielle. No child deserves this.

    I keep hoping against hope that somehow they'll be able to keep her.

  2. I have been thinking of them all day today.

  3. I really hope that Danielle is given a say in where she wants to be. I've been checking back for an update all day. Praying no news is because they are out celebrating!

  4. As is mine.

    I've been checking back every hour or so since this morning. However it went, they must be exhausted.

    I am so angry.


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