In her "Adoption Chronicles" ESSENCE.com blogger Tamara Foster shares her journey to becoming a foster parent. Stories of children (and babies) being sexually abused and contracting STD's were enough to make her realize she was doing something greater than herself. "I feel further convicted to adopt a child through foster care as opposed to private adoption," she writes. "I want to help, save and rescue these children from an abusive life. I want to give them hope, promise and opportunities to be whatever they want to be..." For more "Adoption Chronicles" with Tamara Foster, click here.