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Right Where He Belongs

Alex is a loving child with a big heart. Like most kids, he enjoys being outside, riding

Alex and his case worker, Kasi Carpenter, share a hug at his adoption hearing.

bikes, making crafts, playing video games, and spending time with his family. When Alex was just a few weeks away from his eighth birthday, he was adopted.

“Alex is so excited to officially be a part of his new family,” said CCC case worker, Kasi Carpenter. “He loves his family very much and they love him just the same. Both Alex and his parents feel like he has always been a part of their family.”

Just two short years earlier, Alex, his siblings, and his birth parents were homeless and living in a van. His parents both struggled with substance abuse and could not care for Alex and his siblings. For their safety, the children were placed in foster care. Unfortunately, Alex’s first foster family was unkind and Alex was once again removed. This time CCC was asked to manage his care and find a foster family who would help him thrive. Due to his past experiences, Alex began to attend specialized trauma-focused therapy.

“Alex’s new foster family instantly connected with him,” said Kasi.

They decided that it was time for Alex to have a permanent place in their home.

“It brings joy to my heart to see Alex happy and thriving. He was in a very unfortunate situation with his birth family that no young child should ever have to be in,” said Kasi. “Seeing the family interact with one another, it is very clear Alex is right where he needed to be all along.”

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