Your application looks good, she continues. But remember, if for any reason you have to give them up, they must be returned to us. No rehoming.
You can take them today. We will check back with you in two weeks to see how you’re doing.
“What do you think?” I ask my partner.
A steel hand strokes my cheek.
“Let’s do this. Saving children — humankind needs all the help we can give.”