Marie and Jerome have been foster parents through APM since February 27, 2013. They have never been foster parents with any other agency. Marie and Jerome have been married for twenty-three years on October 8, 2015. Marie and Jerome have 5 children together and 1 that Marie had prior to meeting Jerome. Mrs. Johnson and Mr. McNeil are patient people, stable, loving and are truly excellent parents.
Mrs. Johnson says, “After all our children grew up and left the house we felt empty. Jerome and I spent a good amount of time thinking about fostering children. Until one day we said we are going to do this and that is how we ended up at APM.”
Shortly after Javier was placed with them (04/4/2013) they received a call asking if they would take his younger brother Genaro (04/19/2013) as well. With no hesitation or second guessing, they said yes. “It was a blessing to receive another call about the boys sister Dynasti”, stated Mrs. Johnson. Dynasti was placed with the family on December 24, 2014.
“Yes we knew the importance of keeping siblings together and we had no problem with doing that,” said Mr. McNeill.
“Javier and Genaro are delighted to have Dynasti living with them, and to know that they all have loving home with us.”
Thanks to Shaneara Johnson, Adoption Supervisor for this story.