when Sarah's parents are injured in a car accident, Sarah is put in a foster Family, who later adopts her. Story may contain Spanking.
Sarah Busby had just got home from school on September 1st, when to her surprise there was a police man at the door. The officer walked up to Sarah and asked “ Are you Sarah Busby?” “Yes” Sarah replied to the officer. “Your parents were injured in a car accident said the policeman. They are still alive, but both of their arms and legs are paralyzed continued the officer. You are being put into Foster Care” said the officer. “Where? With who?” asked Sarah. “Sherrie and Eric Kennedy from Palestine, Ar” replied the policeman. Sarah’s shocked look told the officer that she knew at least one of them. “You know them?” asked the policeman. “I know Sherrie Kennedy; she is one of my teachers” Sarah said. “Go in and pack, then I will take you to their house” said the officer. “Okay,” Sarah said. Sarah went inside and packed some of her belongings that she wanted or needed with her. One hour later, Sarah had her things packed and was ready to go. “Okay, let’s go” said the policeman. When they walked out of the house, Sarah locked the door and put her things in the police car, and then they got in the car and left for Palestine.
When they arrived at Sarah’s foster family’s house about another hour later, the first thing Sarah noticed was that the Kennedy’s was outside waiting for them. “Hello, Sarah” said Mrs. Kennedy. “Hi,” Sarah said quietly. “This is my husband, Eric and our kids Tyler and Jessica” said Mrs. Kennedy. “Hello, Sarah” Eric, Tyler, and Jessica said to her. “Hello,” Sarah again said quietly. The officer gave Mrs. Kennedy some papers to sign and after she signed them the policeman got her things out of the car and then he left. When the five of them got inside, Eric and Mrs. Kennedy took Sarah upstairs to her room that she would be sharing with her foster sister, Jessica. When they got inside of the bedroom that would be shared by Sarah and Jessica, Sarah saw that there was two twin beds, two dressers, two bookshelves, and two bedside tables. Sarah also noticed that there was a toy box with Jessica’s toys in it. Mrs. Kennedy said “your bed is the one on the right.” Sarah walked over to her bed( which was straight across from the door) and she put her backpack on the bed. Mrs. Kennedy helped Sarah unpack her things and thirty minutes later when they had finished, Sarah and Mrs. Kennedy went outside and sat on the porch in a couple of chairs.
“Now we need to discuss our rules and the consequences to them” said Mrs. Kennedy. “Okay” said Sarah. “We expect you to respect yourself and others, which means No fighting, No harming yourself, No calling people mean names, absolutely NO Lying and anything else that has to do with respecting people. We also forbid you to place yourself in danger, which means no going off by yourself without letting one of us know where you are going, No doing drugs or drinking alcohol or anything else that would place you or your life in danger. We also forbid you to be deliberately disobedient. Also, we expect you to do your BEST IN SCHOOL” said Mrs. Kennedy who gave Sarah a “I know you have not been trying your hardest on your work in my classes” look. Sarah tried to give Mrs. Kennedy a innocent look, but because Sarah had shrank down when Mrs. Kennedy gave her that look, Sarah’s innocent look did not work. “Spanking will be one consequence for severe misbehavior, although there might be other consequences depending on what you did said Mrs. Kennedy. We also believe in other discipline methods like, Grounding, etc” continued Mrs. Kennedy. “Okay, Ma’am” said Sarah.
“You can call me Sherrie, now that I am your foster mother” said Mrs. Kennedy. “Okay, Sherrie” said Sarah. Sarah and Sherrie then got up and went inside to eat dinner. Once Sherrie, Sarah, Eric, Tyler, and Jessica sat down at the table to eat dinner, Eric asked “What grade are you in Sarah?” “I am in the ninth grade” Sarah told Eric. “How are you in school?” asked Eric. “Okay, I suppose” Sarah said to him. “Just Okay?” asked Eric. Sarah then said “I always do my homework and I always study for my tests, but I do not study hard enough and I don’t try hard enough on my class work and my homework.” Sarah then paled as she saw the small frown on Sherrie’s face. “At first, I actually try on my work, but when class is almost over or I am ready to just get done with my work, I usually end up just writing something down” Sarah said to Eric. “You need to start working and studying harder, Sarah” said Sherrie in her teacher voice, which made Sarah gulp. Eric then asked “who is your principal this year?” “His name is Doug Smith, he used to teach at my elementary school ,Sarah said. He is Coach Roger Smith’s brother” Sarah continued.
“Do you ever get in trouble at school” asked Tyler. “Not really, I am a pretty good student” Sarah said to Tyler. “What do you like to do?” asked Sherrie. “ Read, watch TV while snacking, get on the computer, and I enjoy spending time with my mom” Sarah told Sherrie.