One Florida woman went through her younger years without being adopted. It was when she turned 19-years-old that her long-time case worker and motherly figure decided it was time they officially became family, as they had been all along.
About 20 children in the foster care system attended a pizza party yesterday sponsored by Buck and Johnny's Pizzeria in Breaux Bridge. The kids were asked to use art and poetry to express what being adopted would mean to them. Lavontray, an 8th grader who's been in the system for 5 years now, put his feelings into song and I'm now a teary mess.
Jessica Beagley was featured in a segment on Dr. Phil in November titled "Mommy Confessions." She had gone on the show to beg for help with her 7 year old who had "behavior problems" that she could not fix. Home video footage of Beagley punishing her adopted Russian son shot by her daughter was aired on the show.