Ed Team

Nobody's Poster Children

Filed By Ed Team | July 27, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: cheryl hess, foster care, foster child, foster parenting, kathryn kutil, West Virginia

"We didn't ask to be anybody's poster children here. We just wanted a child or children and a family."

"Every day, you wake up and have this perfect baby, and you're like this normal family. Yet you sit and wait for somebody else to decide if you get to keep her. You're at the mercy of other people deciding your life."

--Kathryn Kutil and Cheryl Hess, respectively, a West Virginia couple whose battle with the state of West Virginia to be allowed to adopt the child they had been fostering is chronicled in yesterday's New York Times Magazine


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