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Other People’s Children is the heartwarming account based on the author’s experience as a foster mother, adoptive mother, and stepmother. Told primarily from the foster mother’s (Robin) often self-deprecating, tongue-in-cheek perspective, Other People’s Children explores the joys, sorrows, frustrations, and learning curve of being an adoptive parent and a foster parent. In addition to the quirky mix of parenting adventures, the author weaves in her relationship with her pastor husband and her fish-out-of-water experiences as a pastor’s wife. As a mid-thirties childless woman, Robin has all the answers on proper parenting. It doesn’t take long, however, for Robin to realize that her perfect parenting ideas and reality often collide—the result being an amusing journey of finding out that God, indeed, has a sense of humor. As she deals with the baggage, idiosyncrasies, unique personalities, and special gifts of each child who crosses her path, she finds that there is no “one-size fits all” to parenting. However, in spite of the challenges she and her husband face, they are determined to become the children’s strongest advocates in a flawed system that often fails the very victims it is designed to protect. The journey is often heartbreaking and frustrating, but these foster parents are firmly resolved that for whatever time they have children in their care, the children will know they are safe, protected, and loved by God, as well as by their foster parents.