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I’m from Ohio, and spent my early years growing up around Salem with five sisters.

If you read Chasing Lilly, you know¬†Bruce and I¬†had two biological daughters. As those girls grew into their busy teen years, I wished we’d had a third daughter. On impulse, I sent a letter to an orphanage, asking about the possibility of adopting one of their girls. The unopened letter was returned several weeks later.

With that door closed, I thought about the fostering experience my parents had when their nest became empty. I remembered how the kids’ lives were impacted for the better, and decided that fostering would be the route to take.

That was 18 years ago. I am privileged to still be called “Mom” by two of my foster daughters. When asked, I always¬†claim four kids.

Our house continues to be¬†crazy with grandkids here frequently, and two cats, Dunkin‚Äô and Noodles. They¬†keep us amused when the kids go home. Dunkin’ knocks things off the counter for a hobby, and Noodles likes to fall over like he’s passing out.

People say that we look way too young to have¬†a truckload of¬†grandchildren. To that, we say, “Thank you!”

Oh, and I used to like to bake a lot.¬†You’ll know why that’s past tense if¬†you’ve read Chasing Lilly!¬†I LOVE¬†my readers!¬† Nealie