Last month at the NACAC conference, I had the pleasure of  meeting Christen Shepherd and Lisa Highfield who are co-authors of The Promise. I stopped by their table and after talking to them about adoption of older children from the foster care system, I was immediately intrigued. I purchased the book and I was half way finished by the time my plane landed in DC. I knew after just the first few pages that EVERY person considering adopting a child or sibling group from the foster care system should read this.