“Will there be food there?” she had asked the DHS worker.
They told us later that most kids ask about their parents or if they can bring their teddy bear when placed in foster care. Dikaia came hugging a box of cereal to her chest.
For the first 6 months, she regressed to a baby. She would only drink liquids. She quit walking, needing to be carried or she’d crawl. She would babble and lay on her back with her feet in the air, or curl up in my arms.