Compassion | Churches find creative ways to alleviate the foster care crisis
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/04/19, 03:38 pm
Philip Pattison credits the longevity of his family’s relationship with the California welfare system to their babysitter. Their second foster child was especially difficult—a 7-year-old girl who had suffered abuse and regularly acted out by hitting and kicking people and breaking things around the house. Hiring a teenager to look after her wasn’t an option.