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February 2002

The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

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by Richard Miniter, 273 pp, $12.95 (paperback), ISBN 0-553-3797-63, New York, NY, Bantam Books, 1998.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(2):193-194. doi:

Most child health professionals are well aware of the growing numbers of children in foster care in the United States, currently numbering more than 500 000.1 These children lead emotionally and physically precarious lives, and their greatest unmet need is for loving and secure homes. In my view, those who volunteer to serve as foster parents automatically qualify for seats in heaven.

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