Op-ed | More New Yorkers should step up for teens in foster care

More New Yorkers should step up for Teens in Foster Care

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My husband and I have been blessed with over 30 kids. And we are looking forward to more. That’s because it’s a blessing to be a foster parent, especially to a teenager. Older children in foster care need more New Yorkers to step up to fill the role. As a foster parent 22 times over, I highly recommend it.

We became foster parents when our biological daughter left for college over 15 years ago. Being empty nesters did not suit us; we loved the energy of having kids in the house and being able to offer guidance to someone who’s on the precipice of adulthood…

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