A journey about becoming the mother to more than forty children!
Robin, a mid-thirties woman, 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 as she is thrust into the roles of step-mother, adoptive mother, and foster mother.
As Robin navigates the unchartered waters of motherhood, she is forced to deal with the baggage, idiosyncrasies, unique personalities, and special gifts of each child who crosses her path. In the process, she discovers that not only is there is no “one size fits all” method of parenting, but that God does, indeed, does have a sense of humor.
In spite of the challenges she and her husband, James, face, they are determined to become the children’s strongest advocates in a flawed system which often fails the very victims it is designed to protect.
The journey is often frustrating and heartbreaking, but these foster parents are 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 their foster parents.
Other People’s Children is the heartwarming, fictional account based on the author’s experience as a foster, adoptive, and step-mother.