Shortly after The Day I Met Emma Marie spoke to Jodi, Emma’s foster mom, to see what Emma had thought.  There were several things she said that day.  The first was that Emma knew I would be a great dad.


Well, I’m bald.  It seems all the kind men in Emma’s life to that point, including Emma’s foster dad, were bald.  So I must be pretty good at this daddy thing, too.

And my favorite from Marie and Jodi’s conversation?
Jodi told us that for quite some time Emma had so badly wanted to be adopted that she kept asking that Jodi take her to “The Daddy Store.”

If that doesn’t make you smile and feel what young children in the foster care system think, well, you must be heartless.  Me?  My heart melted again. I’m so glad we sought adoption for her.