The Hart Family

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After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.

The Hart Brothers

When David’s adoptive parents passed away seven months before his 18th birthday, he was limited in options and short on time. That's when Donna Hart, David's special education teacher, opened her home as a foster parent when she heard the news that David had nowhere to go.

David would soon meet his lawyer, Taylor Greenberg, from our L. David Shear Children's Law Center, who consulted with him on his options for his future. David didn't want to age out of foster care and wanted to become a member of the family, so Taylor spoke with Donna about the possibility of adoption. Donna was elated to hear that David wanted to be a part of the family forever.

Taylor worked tirelessly, with only 5 months to spare, to ensure that David would be adopted before he turned 18. On April 29, 2019, just two weeks before Mother’s Day and one week before David turned 18, Donna and David’s wish came true.

David was nervous at the adoption, so he asked Taylor to say a few things for him. Taylor’s excitement also shined through as she read his statement aloud.

He wants me to tell you that he’s ready to be adopted. He’s ready to be a ‘Hart’ boy and he wants Donna and Greg to know that he’s excited to be a part of the family.

Taylor Greenberg

On behalf of David Hart

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