The Taylor Siblings
The Urgency. This interaction brought on a new sense of urgency for Eula. She dove deeper into her advocacy, partnering with the case managers to gather documents, speaking with the various foster families to understand their intentions about adoption, and, all the while, continuing to develop relationships with the children so they knew they could count on her.
While keeping siblings together in the same home is always a priority, sometimes, for a variety of reasons, it is in their best interests to be adopted separately. This was the case for the Taylor children which made everything that much more difficult. Eula and the key stakeholders needed to find three adoptive families that would prioritize the sibling bond while also addressing the high levels of trauma experienced by the children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - MAGGIE SMITH