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A Very Happy Birthday

Andrew had a difficult beginning in life, experiencing homelessness with his mother and father who both struggled with substance abuse. At the age of nine, Andrew entered the foster care system.

After going through several foster care placements, he went to live with his grandparents. However, because of Andrew’s emotional and mental trauma, his grandparents were unable to meet his needs. Andrew entered foster care again and was placed with a CCC foster family where he also began to attend counseling regularly.

Andrew began to make great strides with his foster family. He joined the football team at school and made the honor roll for the first time ever.

His one wish was to be adopted by his loving foster family. Little did he know that plans were already in the works to make that dream a reality. At his 13th birthday party, Andrew opened a card from his foster family that asked if he wanted to join their family permanently. After nearly three years in foster care, Andrew is finally with his forever family!

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