Shocking title? Not as shocking as the conclusions that may be drawn based on your reading of this article (http://bit.ly/2fdkiV) about Patrick and Karen Hankins. I was shocked myself when I read it. Did you catch what they mention at the beginning? That he was in foster care. Foster care is a great service offered to care for children and I applaud the families that give of themselves to care for children that end up in “the system” due to unfortunate incidents. There are many ways children can end up in foster care, one of which is their parents passing away without properly planning for their childrens’ care. Did he end up in foster care because his parents didn’t plan? Would they have planned if they knew, ultimately, how his life would turn out? Would planning for his care with someone he knew (family or friend) made a difference? I don’t know the answers to these questions. What I do know is that planning can be be the difference between a child’s “success” and their “failure.” What do you think?