Nadia and Lynn sat on a playground bench together as baby Kassiani slept peacefully in her stroller, seeming to have forgotten the momentary pain of just having her ears pierced a half hour earlier. It was a scheduled visit for Lynn, Kassiani’s biological mother, and Nadia, a foster parent with Angels, joined them.
The first time Nanci Weinstein and Heather Bone met in July 2014, neither of them expected the meeting to go well.
Weinstein and her husband, David, were the court-appointed foster parents for Bone’s daughter, Kristina, who had been removed from her custody shortly after birth when the newborn tested positive for methamphetamine.
I’m so happy that we were given the opportunity to care and get to know you. I thank your parents for bringing a wonderful baby into this world. You are one of the wisest teachers I have. That piece of you and our memories will be remembered as the happiest period of our lives. The lessons you taught me will carry on until I die. I can only thank you for that.