Holding on for a Better Tomorrow
Happy New Year.
It’s a time of reflection and resolutions.
I’ve been reading about a woman named Karen Agard, and she demonstrates — by how she lives her life — how to make a difference in the new year and beyond. Ms. Agard, who lives not too far from me in Boston, has a heart for taking in teenage foster youth.
I learned about her story in the Newton Tab: “I love kids,” Agard said. “It just feels like a natural thing. I don’t give it much thought. It just seems to be where I’m supposed to be.”
Amazing as her open-heartedness is, her history will open your heart: “Agard understands the dynamics of foster care and adoption on both a theoretical and emotional level. She was adopted from the Home for Little Wanderers when she was 3 months old, and is in the process of working on a master’s degree in social work.”
Ms. Agard is an inspiration. To her, and the foster parents like her, I say thank you, and warmest wishes for the new year.
For the children,