Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a child who’s mom doesn’t come home one night?
Or a baby who lays in their crib crying for so long and so often that they finally give up and go silent?
To be abused and mistreated by the people who were supposed to protect you?
To have to live with strangers and wish you could go back because even though it was really bad, it was home?
To not know where your brothers and sisters are or if they’re ok?
To wonder if it’s all your fault?
I try not to think about what that must feel like most days because it hurts, but there are those among us who KNOW what that feels like, they have lived it or are living it right now. This minute. Not far from where you sit reading this.
They need us to listen.
They need us to care.
My good friends and fellow foster parents who we are working with to create change in the foster system have started a Kickstarter for a book that is a beautiful and heart wrenching compilation of stories, artwork and poetry that will give us an understanding into a life most of us can’t imagine and maybe even more importantly will give a voice to those who don’t have to imagine it.
Please follow @removedfilm and consider backing this project, I’m really hoping it can become a reality!