Before arriving at Our Mother’s Home, Dorthy, been placed in over ten foster group homes. At her last placement, she became pregnant.
She arrived at Our Mother’s Home only a few days before her 17th birthday. We celebrated her birthday and she told us it was the first birthday party she ever had. While in our care, she received therapy, parenting classes, life skills and other activities for social enrichment. She obtained her high school diploma and applied to Florida Southwestern College.
Dorthy says, “Everybody has a family, but I don’t consider my family, my family. Our Mother’s Home has become my family. They care about me and my baby. I was so afraid when I first arrived and didn’t know anything about having a baby or being a mom. They taught me how to be the best mother I can be.”