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​Misadventures in Parenting

The challenges and joys of raising foster kids

BY MIA MORRISON

One, two, three, four . . . Passersby look on with a mix of curiosity and amazement as the children keep piling out of the van. Five, six . . . there couldn’t be any more . . . seven, eight!

Restaurant patrons out for a quiet meal sigh with mixed feelings of dread and amusement. Servers cross their fingers, hoping not to be stuck with this menagerie. You can almost hear their thoughts: This is going to be a long lunch. Honestly, how many children do they need? H’mmm, what an odd-looking family; I wonder how that worked out.

I can’t help agreeing with them; to a bystander the Morrison …

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