A recent story from Rise magazine’s Building a Bridge workbook tells the story of how an American birth mother, whose son was taken into foster care for a time, began to trust, and eventually develop a relationship with her son’s foster mother.

Says the mother, Lynn Miller (whose son was returned home after she addressed her addiction issues):

“I’ve felt grateful that my son has had another family that enriches his life. I also feel good that I’m no longer an angry, jealous and resentful person, but one who can appreciate that my son benefits from the caring of a family that took him into their hearts and home.”

Please take the time to read this heartwarming story in full.