Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Someone contacted me on Twitter yesterday to see if I would be willing to share about the ReMoved project - a short film about foster care.
Though I didn't know this person at all, foster care is close to my heart, and moving closer by the day. What was once hazy and impersonal is now a regular part of the conversation in our context, as some of the people we love most spent time in foster care as children. Similarly, heartbreakingly, some of them have also had their own children taken into foster care.
We hope we've seen the end of this in our personal circle, but it seems unlikely, most days.
The cycle of generational poverty and family fracture is just outside our window. We keep seeing the way one slip-up with a job, finances, or simply inviting the wrong people into one's life can bring down the house in one catastrophic swoop.
This need is real. It is urgent.
Maybe you'll one day be a foster parent. Maybe we'll do the same.
But right now - today - you can help spread the word about this important film. Perhaps you can even throw some financial support behind the sequel. Go to the ReMoved Kickstarter page for more information.
We have so much to learn.
Sit down and pay attention to ReMoved. It's only 12 minutes long. Cory and I watched it in bed last night and it broke me with its raw honesty. It also shimmered of hope.
Thank you, friends, for caring about important things along with me.
Trailer for Part II:
(This has to be fully funded on Kickstarter in the next 5 days for production to continue.)