Mrs. Thompson* has three grandchildren – Jack, 10, Kisha, 9 and Lilly, 4.* She’s been a part of their lives from the moment they were born. “I was there when Jack said his first word, I toilet trained each of them, I was the constant in their lives.” She never minded – she loves them. When her daughter was incapable, she knew she needed to take the children and give them a better home. She says that today her children are happy, healthy, and “a little spoiled, too!” She said “My place wasn’t big enough for all of us. A social worker told me about APM, and I moved back into the city and began working with APM to adopt the children.”
“It was a process, and APM was a part of each step. We live in a home that APM built – Lilly has been in APM’s Marshall Center Child Care for a year.” Mrs. Thompson has been active as a Head Start parent, and even attended the national Head Start conference last year.
The adoption process started in November 2014 and was completed a year later. Now the family is together, happy and safe. Today she glows when she talks about the coming holidays. “We show up for every APM event – the holiday party is going to be really great for us this year. APM helped us to keep my family together.”
Thank you to Felix Sanchez, Case Manager, CUA for this story *not the actual names