BELLEVILLE • Though Myra Holman is Baptist, she
might not have ever become a foster parent if she hadn't been
recruited by Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois. Over
the past decade or so, she's lost count of how many children she's
taken in, perhaps a dozen.
One child hoarded food. Another, already a teenage mother, snuck
a man into the house at night. Then there was the time somebody
held a dull knife to his own neck and screamed from the front porch
that he was going to kill himself.
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