Last Wednesday, a Florida judge ruled that the jurisdiction over the custody battle for country singer Mindy McCready's son will remain in Florida. The child, five-year-old Zander, will remain in an Arkansas foster home where reports state he is thriving, attending school and in counseling. Zander's father, grandmother, and McCready are all battling for custody. Gayle Inge, Mindy's mother, who was awarded custody of Zander back in 2007, and Billy McKnight, Zander's father, all reside in Florida. McCready took Zander from Florida last November and ran to Arkansas.
I couldn't imagine being the foster parent in this type of a situation, where a birth parent is a well known singer. I have worked with high profile cases, but this seems like a lot to handle. Have you ever fostered a high profile case? How did you handle the stress?