Stella and Paul were losing control of their adopted son, Charlie.
He was becoming violent and affecting the whole family. Luckily, they found a partner to work alongside them and keep their family together.
Stella and Paul have children ranging from age 37 to 12. Their two youngest, Brenda and Charlie, were adopted from foster care and have special needs.
“In our naiveté, we thought, we’re going to adopt these kids and bring them into a loving home. Then, they’d be just like the other kids we have,” said Stella. “But we didn’t realize that at a young age, there’s so much that they already picked up that we can’t change.”