AN INTERVIEW

To adoptive and foster parents: what the Bible offers

Part two

To adopt a child or to be a foster parent often means linking into a whole network of relationships. To move gracefully among these interconnecting lives requires a love that has deep reserves, the love revealed in the Bible. That's what adoptive and foster parents George and Mary Schultz are finding. In this second installment, they talk to interviewer Sandra Peterson about their approach to nurturing not only the children they care for but the others involved with the foster care system. The Schultzes have one daughter, whom they adopted in South America when she was seven years old. Currently, they also have two foster children from the United States.

Your adopted daughter Leidy was partly responsible for your becoming foster parents. She had come from a big family, and she asked for brothers and sisters. What did you say to her?

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