They warned us. They told us the scary stories. They covered lots of scenarios.
They didn't tell us how it really feels to sit and talk to the mother who knows she can't take her little boy home with her when she leaves. They didn't tell us how it would feel to be the "mommy" he's crying for when he's with his mother. They didn't tell us how we'd feel when his mother says she knows she can't take care of him now and she knows he's happy with us.
They tell us "Don't get your hopes up..."
I wish I couldn't hear them.