*Deshawn, though technically required to go through a 12-18 month long reunification plan, is placed in a long term home after his mother didn’t show up to the disposition hearing. He’s also been separated from his two younger siblings because of anger...

DAY 189 – A SEPARATED FAMILY

Deshawn’s sister and brother are both adopted by the family that has been caring for them for the past six months. Deshawn is placed in a long-term foster home with eleven other children.

DAY 185 – SIX MO. REVIEW

Deshawn and his siblings arrive at the courthouse for what could be their final court date. Once again, their mother doesn’t show up. The judge terminates family reunification and orders Deshawn and his siblings into long-term care.

DAY 34 – DISPOSITION HEARING

Once again, Deshawn and his siblings arrive at court only to find that their mother hasn’t appeared. This is the first time Deshawn has seen his brother and sister in two weeks. The judge orders that the children remain in short-term care for an additional 5-6...

DAY 21 – SEPARATION

After multiple violent incidents, Deshawn is removed from the temporary home, away from his brother and sister, and placed in a new home across town.