A nine-year-old boy who spent more than seven years in different foster care homes now has his forever home. Elijah Mays was moved around to different foster placements before he came to live with Mandi and Jon Mays in Oklahoma City as a toddler in 2016.
At first, he had some behavioral issues, but the stability the family provided was just what he needed and he had a positive turnaround. By the time he was in first grade, he became a straight-A student and began to thrive. After 2,710 days in foster care, Elijah was adopted by the family last month and he joins another adopted brother, seven-year-old Judah, as well as the Mays’ biological kids, Harper, 16 and Dalton, 13.
“They were the perfect family for him,” explains Michael Danielson, the permanency planning supervisor for the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma who dealt with Elijah’s case. “It’s one of those rare, dream-come-true homes.”
Source: Good Morning America