Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-05-04 15:19:50 –
Bradenton, FloridaWTEN) — A Florida woman is a new 19-year-old mother who spent most of her childhood and all her teens in foster care.
Leah Pescaredis and Monyai Pescaredis were the first mothers and daughters to share a hug after the judge declared the adoption formula. The two knew each other for a long time – Leah was a Monyai caseworker.
“Everything is official. What I’ve wanted since I was a kid has finally come true,” says Monyay.
“I promised her to find an adopted family. I didn’t know I would be adopted,” he said.
I met Monyai when he was 13 and built a close bond. However, because of her work, Lear was unable to adopt Monyai until she was older from foster care. That day has come. Both mothers and daughters are now encouraging others to consider adopting older children and teens.
“I hope that those who adopt adoption don’t look at their age and photos, and that they know them as people,” Leah said.
“Most people believe we’re here because we’re in some trouble, but in reality it’s just a situation, no, we don’t want to be here either,” says Monyay. Told.
In fact, Monyay was excellent at school, graduated early and was recognized for her volunteer work.
“When I was 18, I knew I was alone, and that prompted me to graduate early despite everything,” she said.
She is no longer alone and is ready to accept what is to come and continue to help those who have not yet found a family.
“Enjoy the future with your mom as your mom, and then raise awareness about teens, adoption, and the duration of adoption,” she said.
Lear says that part of the motivation for making it official is the legal rights associated with parent-child relationships, including with regard to medical issues. They are celebrating their first Mother’s Day together this weekend.
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