12 Days of Foster Care

12 Days of Foster Care

Written by Chauncey Strong, MSW

(Sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)


On the 1st day of foster care a worker gave to me

A Child who reached permanency.


On the 2nd day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 3rd day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 4th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 5th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 6th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 7th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 8th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Eight Supportive Supervisors

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 9th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Nine Compassionate Judges

Eight Supportive Supervisors

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 10th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Ten Dedicated Foster Parents

Nine Compassionate Judges

Eight Supportive Supervisors

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 11th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Eleven Youth/Alumni Voices

Ten Dedicated Foster Parents

Nine Compassionate Judges

Eight Supportive Supervisors

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


On the 12th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Twelve Permanent Connections

Eleven Youth/Alumni Voices

Ten Dedicated Foster Parents

Nine Compassionate Judges

Eight Supportive Supervisors

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.


Written by Chauncey

December 2017

Copyright pending

12 Days of Foster Care

Short Version

(Sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)

On the 12th day of foster care, a worker gave to me

Twelve Permanent Connections

Eleven Youth/Alumni Voices

Ten Dedicated Foster Parents

Nine Compassionate Judges

Eight Supportive Supervisors

Seven Committed Workers

Six Finalized Adoptions

Five Birth Families

Four Engaged Fathers

Three Connected Siblings

Two Reunifications

and A Child who reached permanency.

Written by Chauncey

December 2017

Copyright pending