This is the story of Peter, a foster child, a child like thousands of children of all ages in this country. Peter stands for the fears and problems of all foster children–the abused child, the neglected child, the child whose parents cannot care for him or her. These children find temporary havens with caring adults who stand in for their parents. It isn’t an esy relationship for anyone, but it has its own special rewards for both families and child. Peter’s story will help you understand the foster child you may know–or be.