A forever family
Eliza coordinated across agencies, lawyers and caregivers. She approached the case with the energy that she would do whatever needed to be done to ensure Jimmy had an ally and an advocate. He was not going to fall through the cracks again.
Today, Jimmy is preparing to move in with his adoptive mother, a woman who has a large network of foster and adoptive children, along with biological family. It’s the family Jimmy has awaited for 19 years.
“There’s no Hollywood ending in many of our cases,” said Eliza. “You see kids in situations with a lot of adversity, strife and struggle. But you also see the ways they grow, learn and show thoughtfulness. Kids can be profound.”
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The children illustrated are not CLC clients and client's name have been changed to maintain the privacy of the parties.