19 year old

‘It’s really bad this time,’ she whispered. ‘My sister kicked me out. The cops are involved. I’m so scared.’ Paralyzed husband and his wife adopt 19-year-old, only 6 years younger than them

“‘Emily?’ The sniffling voice on the other line was hoarse from sobbing. I sighed. A tearful call in the middle of the night could only mean one thing. She hesitated. ‘Will you and Chris be my foster parents?’ I was caught off guard. We were 23 and 24 at the time, and newly engaged.”

‘We were called to foster a sweet 3-year-old for a weekend. That weekend turned into a week. That week into months. Those months into years. That little boy is now our son, Michael.’ Mom reunites brothers in emotional adoption journey

“Months later, Michael caught a glimpse of his older brother from across the playground. He ran with all his might and jumped into his arms. I was only 23 at the time and the idea of fostering older kids seemed unfathomable. But in that second, Stuart and I looked at each other and knew that Dayshawn and Michael needed to be together.”

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