An excerpt from the poem Lost and Found, by Aidan Brooks-Doran
I know that we will never have to say goodbye;
We will see each other again.
I just wanted you to know what you mean to me,
And how much I miss you,
And to thank you for showing me what it was like
To have a brother.
So every time you feel the wind
In your curly hair,
Or feel the sun kiss your face,
Know that it’s me,
And treasure my presence,
As I treasure yours.
Aidan Brooks-Doran is studying social sciences at McMaster University. She is now 23. This excerpt from her poem Lost and Found was written when she was just 13. Aidan has extensive experience working with children and is the biological daughter of a family who fosters. Her poem Lost and Found describes her love for one very special little boy who stayed with her family for a lengthy period prior to moving on to his adoptive family. Aidan's poem sweetly and beautifully expresses the feelings of loss, love, hope, and longing experienced by foster families when a child moves on to adoption.
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