Julie’s Story—Foster Care for a Family in Transition
By Martha Naranjo, Intake/Foster Care Case Worker
Child Protective Services. To a parent, these may be the three scariest words in the world. Sometimes, however, they may be a blessing in disguise. Early one spring morning, I received a call about a sibling group, including 16-month-old “Julie,” whose parents were going through some difficult times that included drug and alcohol abuse. Julie needed a safe and stable environment while her parents got the help they needed.
Julie’s parents enrolled her at Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home and we were able to get her placed with a loving foster family. Julie and her siblings have benefited tremendously from a stable living environment. Today, Julie is a talkative, inquisitive two-year-old. She has regular visits with her now-sober parents and will soon be reunited with her family.