We recently matched a Little who has faced great trauma and it has been a bit difficult engaging him, due to the many roadblocks he has faced! However, the stars aligned, and he is officially matched-- his story is really touching. Read more below!
Antonio has been in multiple different foster homes. He has two younger brothers that he has had to protect and care for and has such great potential, that he has not been able to explore further given his living situations. Antonio endured an abuse case, has never had a stable home and MOST recently, lost his primary caregiver that he has lived with for the past 3 years and was near a final adoption. Due to this, Antonio was placed back in foster care. Luckily, Antonio's foster care worker was very communicative with me and kept me updated on all of Antonio's happenings. We told her that at this time, we could not enroll Antonio knowing that he did not have a permanent address or caregiver at this time. The foster care worker knew how much Antonio would benefit from this and after meeting Antonio, we also knew how bad he needed this. Even though the foster care worker understood the information that was lacking, she did not give up and a couple weeks later, called us again to inform us that Antonio was placed in his Granddad's care, which would help fill in the missing gaps that were needed on our end.