A decision had to be made.
She said, “After being a foster for a little while, you just start wondering, ‘I want a family… I want to feel like I belong …’ You’re pushed to these strangers home and it didn't feel right to not know what to call them. I didn't want to call them, ‘uncle’ or ‘auntie’… They didn't feel like an ‘uncle’ or ‘auntie’… I knew that these people could potentially be really good for me in my life. That’s when I thought, ‘Maybe I should ask if I can call them Mom & Dad…’”
Do you remember the first time you called your parental figures, “Mom & Dad”? How did you feel after saying those words?
A set of questions that may be difficult for some, if not most of us to recall, but for Whitney, it’s a memory she’ll never forget.
What type of role have your parents played in your life?
If given one word to describe either of your parents, what would that word be?