Families Make the Difference
February 7, 2020
The following is an excerpt from an article posted by our partner with Faith Bridge:
The family who adopted Dmitri and his 5-year-old brother was not prepared to care for them. They were unable to have children when they adopted Dmitri and his brother but soon they had three biological children, two of whom had autism. By the time Dmitri was a pre-teen, his family moved from Florida to Scotland where he and his brother were sent to live alone in a small apartment about a mile away from their parents and siblings with no supervision.
Before he was 14, Dmitri was removed from that family’s home for safety reasons. His dad instructed him from Scotland to travel to Georgia with another set of strangers. A scared, angry and confused Dmitri found himself in Newnan, Georgia, reuniting with his brother at a group home and entering the Georgia foster care system.
But when he was 16, Dmitri met the family that made all the difference.