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The fair encouraged mixing by holding games of leapfrog and partnered up Adopters with foster kids.
For a while no one approached me, and I watched other kids attempt to entice the Adopters with strong throws or pretty smiles.
I was a child, but I had already had a whole history – one that didn’t square with their expectations for a cute young girl, but was more akin to a distrustful, jaded old maid.
It was a choice for me that resulted in some very difficult years until I turned 18 and moved out.
I say technically, because it’s hardly a choice when your social worker is telling you to get with the program or you’re going back to the group home.
Before I knew it and before the adoption was finalized, as is typical, I was moved into their house.