Your Thanksgiving Day editorial "They Wait" was very timely and a matter of deep reflection in our home.
Two years ago, during the holiday season, we learned of the plight of two abused, "hard-to-place" children who were wards of the county and in need of assistance. Their widowed maternal grandmother, designated a foster parent, was working full time and not able to give them the immediate attention and family environment they so much needed and deserved.
She certainly wasn't prepared to take responsibility for them over the long term. It looked like the half-brother and -sister, ages 4 and 3, would be split up and sent to separate homes.
This past spring the dedicated people at the county Social Services Agency placed them in our home, under a preadoption agreement, with our natural-born son and daughter, ages 14 and 11.