Almost human

The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six by Neil Clarke

I just started this anthology with the Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year… I will update as I go along…

Scar Tissue, Tobias S. Buckell — 2nd person singular, awkward! 

“The evening before you sign and take delivery of your son, you call Charlie and tell him you think you’ve made a huge mistake.“

Human MC fosters a robot. Is the mind just bolted into its carriage or the sum of a whole? And what does it mean to be raised instead of being programmed and to learn from experience? 
Sweet story, I got pretty emotional. ★★★★★

Can be read for free here: https://slate.com/technology/2020/05/…

And a response to the story by another author: https://slate.com/technology/2020/05/…

And an interview from 2021 with the author on Clarkesworld: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/buck…