As a former foster parent for the state of Kansas, I wanted to write a book describing what life was like in a foster home and how children are affected by the way the system functions. This week I made my recently published book, A Sibling Group of Three, available for free download to all our elected officials in Topeka in the hope that they might gain better understanding of the problems to be tackled. This book is fiction, but I believe it is very representative of reality and I was quite pleased to see that 144 people took me up on my offer. This was quite a lot more than I expected. It gives me renewed faith in our state lawmakers that they care about these children and are interested in doing what is best for them. It encourages me in this election year.