Litte boy makes it to “Home plate”

May is National Foster Care Month. This is Jacob’s story.

This touching poem was written by 11-year-old Jacob Cantu for a class project earlier this year. It tells the story of his life in foster care, before sliding into “home plate” in Lytle, Texas, where he and his brothers found their forever home.

“We adopted Jacob and his brothers in January 2017. Our family grew from a family of 6 to a family of 9,” said mother Robin Cantu.
“Seeing Jacob’s poem and reflection, 5 years later, warmed our hearts,” said Mrs. Cantu. “We are so glad we are his home. Becoming a forever family has enhanced our lives in more ways than one!”
May is National Adoption Month. Perhaps nothing could be more honest and moving than the words and pictures of a child who has been there, done that, and willing to share his story with others.

Join us for a Picnic at the Park to learn more about fostering or adopting
Belong will be a hosting a picnic at the park for families wanting to learn more about foster care or adoption. The event will be held on Friday, May 13 at Castroville Regional Park. You can RSVP at or email Nicole at

By Kayleen Holder