When I retired, I opened my house—and my heart—to foster kids. I thought I’d try it out for a few years—five, tops. But I’m still at it, 115 kids later.
When I first met the 26-month-old boy I would adopt, my heart sank—the level of neglect he had faced was overwhelming.
Indigenous children are, to put it mildly, overrepresented in Canada’s child-welfare system. So parents and activists are going to great lengths to protect their kids.
Kyle Edwards, Maclean's
Ontarians can afford to pay more for beer. They cannot afford to lose one bit of protection for vulnerable children.
A strong bond between parent and child is crucial—it leads to positive emotional development and a sense of security. And it can be strengthened at any age.