Taylin's Adoption Fund
Our angel and blessing from above, Taylin was born on August 3, 2011. She is such a good happy baby and turning into a lovely young lady. She is currently living with myself (Kathy) her grandmother and is living a wonderful life for a child. But her story wasn't always a happy one. What happened to Taylin within the first few years of life should never happen to anyone. Taylin was living with her mother and mothers boyfriend until March 8, 2013 when she came to live with me as her foster care family member due to CPS investigations. Taylin was taking away from her mother, and her mothers boyfriend because drugs were being used in her presence several times. They were warned but kept on using drugs around her. They got charged with using drugs and neglecting Taylin. Taylin was only 19 months old and there was a sexual abuse accusation. My 19 month old granddaughter had to have a SANE test which is a rape kit.
At only 19 months old my baby girl was suffering and going through struggles no child should ever have to experience. Since the day she came to stay with me she has bounced back and is full of such cheer and curiosity. I can never understand how such bad decisions could be placed before her well being and how anyone could hurt her or any child for that matter. We attended several court dates where the state of Texas offered chances to Taylins mother to straighten up and get a job as well as pass drug testing. Taylins mother never got her life on track and after all this time the courts have stripped Taylins mother of her rights entirely.
My name is Kathy I am Taylins biological grandmother who has been raising her by myself since March of 2012. I provide everything she needs to keep her healthy and loved. When I look into Taylins face I cannot imagine my life without her. So I am stepping up to make sure she has the life she deserves and I'm wanting to hiring a lawyer to adopt her legally instead of being her foster care parent.
The struggle for what I have gone through and will always go through to keep this angel happy was not ever easy, but makes me stronger for her and myself. I am a widow. I work self employed cleaning houses. I balance a full schedule of working, court dates, foster care classes, meeting with casa workers as well as case workers through out every month. It took me 8 months to get foster care licensed but it was worth every second of my time. I lost my jobI had been at for years because my boss didn't agree with what I was doing, but I supported taking care of Taylin and making sure she had the best life possible. Due to my last boss not supporting me in trying to get a foster license I have had faced several threats while looking for a new job. I came close to loosing my house that I have living in my entire life. I raised 4 kids in this house of my own. The fact that I was willing to sacrifice all material goods for her was still in God's planning for my life. I am struggled and fell behind a little with maintaining my own health and check ups in effort to make sure she gets where she needs to be doctor appointments, court dates, ect. I had to get rid of a few dog due to their breeds that I had as part of our family for ever just so she could live with me and I could pass to have her with me. Dogs are apart of our family also not just animals, but to have my angel stay I will bend over backwards. So many things I changed and had to do but again I wouldn't take any of it back. I couldn't be happier.
Nothing can stop my love and the will I have to provide, protect, and love Taylin. I will do anything to make sure my granddaughter is happy, healthy, and loved. I was informed at the beginning that after everything was said and done if courts stripped her mother of rights I could adopt that was my plan from the get go I don't want her jumping around from foster family to foster family.I was also informed I wouldn't have to pay for it. But now I was told I need to pay for the attorney fees and services. So I went to speak to a few and my goal in adoption process is $3000 he quoted me. I want her to feel the love we have for her and let her know what the word family means. I want her to grow up as a happy child not in a dangerous environment. This is the last step for both her and I to complete our lives and let us get onto our happy ending of life without fears! Please help me adopt Taylin!
I'm not asking for a lot any thing you can spare will help. Please donate if you can, like, and share my page. Please help me get the message out there for help in our family cause. Please look into your heart and help me adopt my granddaughter. I was pushing for November 19, 2014 on National Adoption Day! I would love for her to know she was worth it and is part of such an amazing cause. Taylin you always will be my heart and soul. Grandma loves you!
Thank you for your time,