A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child At A Time

A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child At A Time


In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children.

Rob Scheer never thought that he would be living the life he is now. He’s happily married to his partner and love of his life, he’s the father of four beautiful children, and he’s the founder of an organization that makes life better for thousands of children in the foster care system.

But life wasn’t always like this.

Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning eighteen—with a year left of high school to go—he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams.

“A heartwarming, hopeful memoir brimming with humanitarianism and compassion” (Kirkus Reviews), Rob’s story provides a glimpse into what it’s like to grow up in the foster care system, and sheds necessary light on the children who are often treated without dignity. Both a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.


  • 001 AForeverFamily Open
    Duration: 30s
  • 002 AForeverFamily Introduction
    Duration: 06min
  • 003 AForeverFamily Chapter1 WhatWeDontTalkAbout
    Duration: 13min
  • 004 AForeverFamily Chapter2 WhatIRemember
    Duration: 16min
  • 005 AForeverFamily Chapter3 ComingBack
    Duration: 13min
  • 006 AForeverFamily Chapter4 OneWithAnother
    Duration: 19min
  • 007 AForeverFamily Chapter5 ANewKindOfEmpty
    Duration: 20min
  • 008 AForeverFamily Chapter6 WhereToGo
    Duration: 16min
  • 009 AForeverFamily Chapter7 AMother
    Duration: 17min
  • 010 AForeverFamily Chapter8 TheSaddestGirlInTheWorld
    Duration: 15min
  • 011 AForeverFamily Chapter9 Reunion
    Duration: 16min
  • 012 AForeverFamily Chapter10 Boys
    Duration: 52min
  • 013 AForeverFamily Chapter11 Out
    Duration: 21min
  • 014 AForeverFamily Chapter12 Union
    Duration: 31min
  • 015 AForeverFamily Chapter13 RogersGift
    Duration: 16min
  • 016 AForeverFamily Chapter14 Trials
    Duration: 28min
  • 017 AForeverFamily Chapter15 Reece
    Duration: 10min
  • 018 AForeverFamily Chapter16 BondingStudies
    Duration: 13min
  • 019 AForeverFamily Chapter17 ThePowerOfNames
    Duration: 22min
  • 020 AForeverFamily Chapter18 HesMySon
    Duration: 31min
  • 021 AForeverFamily Chapter19 JustChildren
    Duration: 20min
  • 022 AForeverFamily Chapter20 AThousandWords
    Duration: 36min
  • 023 AForeverFamily Chapter21 TheFutureWeAllHave
    Duration: 20min
  • 024 AForeverFamily Acknowledgements
    Duration: 01min
  • 025 AForeverFamily Close
    Duration: 01min