Monday, March 21, 2011

Twin Exchange

I called one of those online baby sites to clarify some ordering issues, and the woman I spoke with understood how hard it was to raise twins. "We adopted twins who were 13 at the time, but the boy was drinking, smoking, we just couldn't handle him. So we had to send him back."

This is a horrible story all around, but the one most at risk is the twin boy, who, having lost out on the first of 14 homes that might have actually kept him, instead went back into foster care. The girl twin, however, is getting good grades and just had a sweet 16 party.

It's a microcosm that illuminates the issues of foster children, and, sadly, an experiment on twins raised apart.