Whether you have adopted or are fostering a child from hard places, you and those around you need to understand how challenging it is to parent a child from hard places. It can require significantly more effort, energy and patience than any two people can realistically muster. If left alone, we will falter and can run on “empty” for years. But that is quite destructive to everyone in the family. All In has been encouraging churches to seriously consider and implement ways to “wrap around” families with children from hard places. We think this is an idea whose time has come! But we would add that any community could do the same. Any club, extended family or friends network, employee group could take the same approach. Spread the word!