Last week, I was interviewed by Foster Moms. Check out the full interview here. Here is a snippet:
FOSTERMOMS: How might you respond to someone who says they don't know if they could ever foster infants or babies because they would grow too attached?
ANGELA TUCKER: I immediately think of my favorite poem “On Children” by Khalil Gibran as I truly feel that raising children should never be about ownership. We raise children to become happy, healthy and productive members of society. Some of the lyrics are:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls. (I especially love this line!)