G & G's STORY
"We actually had 5 days notice that we were being placed with 2 girls- ages 5 years and 9 months. The girls came to us after visiting their birth mom in jail. They brought one small bag with them that had a change of clothes for each of them, but all of their clothes were the wrong size and the bag was half full of their mom's clothes. This little bag was so important to the older one, though, that she wouldn't let the bag out of her sight for the first month. It was like her departure bag, in case she had to pick up and leave quickly again. For us, having only a boy prior to their arrival, we were thankful that we had advanced notice (many foster families don't) and friends who pitched in to give us girl clothes and toys.
For the girls, it would have been such a blessing to have had a nice, new bag to bring here, since what they brought was so unusable."