Kenny and Bob
Brothers Kenny (12) and Bob (13) were removed from their home after an aunt reported their parents to DCF for Domestic Violence in the home. Luckily, they were able to be adopted by their grandmother Tina who has been doing an excellent job raising them to be “good young men” as Bob states. They both say Math is their favorite subject in school because they want to be entrepreneurs one day and need to know about money. Kenny however also has an interest in becoming a journalist and using his career to help people. They both love football and spending time with their friends.
Another thing they both agree on is their love for their Guardian ad Litem, Miss Marcelle. They cannot help but smile when they talk about her and are grateful for all that she has done for them. “Having a Guardian ad Litem helps you not be stressed out or put pressure on yourself so that when people don’t treat you well, you don’t react in a negative way” says Kenny.
Grandmother Tina also has nothing but great things to say about Miss Marcelle. Although at first, she had a hard time with the number of people that were entering into their lives while going through the dependency/adoption process. Tina says Miss Marcelle won her over when she saw how devoted and she was to her and the children, often spending time with them and taking them out to dinner and Voices For Children activities like the Old Navy Back to School Event where they were able to shop for their uniforms and school supplies. “She turned tears of sorrow into tears of joy” says Tina. “Miss Marcelle is one of a kind!”