According to Kids Count Data Center, there are more than 407k children and youth in foster care in the United States today. For them, living without a permanent family is a tremendous challenge that can affect their development and well-being, so it’s crucial to offer them some sense of stability. Thankfully, many adults open their homes and hearts to these poor little souls and get help from dedicated social workers who ensure they would meet kids’ needs.
Like Redditor vorrhin. Being passionate about her job, this woman goes to great lengths to build close relationships with the foster children she visits monthly. Sometimes, that includes jumping through hoops and finding creative ways to manage bewildering obstacles to her work. So a few days ago, vorrhin shared a story on the ‘Malicious Compliance’ subreddit about precisely such an event that took an unexpectedly wholesome turn.
One of the families she looks after has a swimming pool that the little ones couldn’t stop talking about, so the user was looking forward to some quality bonding time with them in the water. Unfortunately, her supervisor quickly shattered all hopes by saying that “it would be unprofessional of me to wear a swimsuit on the job.” But instead of letting the kids down, the woman came up with the best possible solution to the problem. Read on for the whole story and tell us what you think about it in the comments!
Recently, a social worker was told by her supervisor that “it would be unprofessional” of her to bond with the foster children she visits by playing in the pool in a swimsuit
Image credits: Anna Shvets (not the actual photo)
But instead of leaving the kids disappointed, the woman found a wholesome way to follow the rule
Image credits: Marisa Howenstine (not the actual photo)