Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I believe it is very comforting for families to find out that the child they are waiting so patiently to bring home is living in a foster home close by the orphanage. The foster families we have encountered are almost always older couples with grown children. They are very devoted to the child they are looking after, very affectionate and also very proud. Many children had on hand knit sweaters, vests and pants lovingly made by the foster mother. I know this because I have been a knitter in my lifetime and I can recognize a handmade garment. Also whenever I saw a little handmade sweater I asked the foster mother whether she made it. A nod and a smile was always the answer.

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