Fast forward a few years and the dad is out of prison and the mom is living with her abusive husband. The drug use emerges once again. Connie and Cecil step in quickly and are approved to be foster parents. Brenden is allowed to come live with them while E. is sent to another foster home.
The parental rights have been severed and the issue of adoption is in the air for both Brenden and E. E's foster mom is also wanting to adopt her. Connie and Cecil are the only ones fighting to adopt Brenden.
Unfortunately, it has not been an easy fight. Despite severing ties with her brother, his sins are still being held against her, threatening Brenden's adoption. Brenden wants to be adopted by Connie and Cecil. He wants to live with his brother, Caleb, and he wants their sister with them.
The only stability Brenden has ever had has been when he is with his aunt and uncle. He's been through extensive therapy to deal with his abandonment by his parents and is finally in a place where he is progressing in a healthy manner.
Connie and Cecil have already spent over $5000 on this fight, but an expected property sale fell through, leaving them with no financial way to continue this fight. This is where you come in. It's going to take at least $10,000 more to continue the fight for Brenden and E.'s adoption. Connie and Cecil need help to keep a family together. The price is so high because Connie's attorney has to put on a case showing that she is a good, upstanding citizen, a good mother, and would continue to sever all ties with the biological parents. A private home study has to be done to show that the home is stable and adequately equipped for the extra two children.
Connie has a PhD and teaches at a local university while Cecil has a small independant business that he runs. They are upstanding citizens who have respected the law, they have two adult children that are successful in their fields. They want to provide the same opportunities to Brenden, Caleb, and E.
They would be so thankful for any help you can offer.
Thank you so much for reading their story.
Marnita (Connie's sister)
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