By Anna Groff, Executive Director
My Dove’s Nest colleagues and I sat in a cramped room at the Office of Children and Family Services of Orleans County in New York State.
We were discussing the placement of “English” (non-Plain) children in “Plain” (Amish and Old Order Mennonite) communities.
One of the social service workers asked, “I sometimes wonder, why do these conservative families want to foster and adopt children? It’s a lot of work for anyone!”