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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