Cody and Tucker are rough and tumble little boys who love dirt, wild animals and playing cowboys. At the ages of just 3 and 4, Cody and Tucker came into the care of Child Protective Services when their baby brother died from severe trauma and infection. The older boys had suffered physical abuse themselves, having bruises and cigarette burns, and their mother’s boyfriends included a registered sex offender.
The boys had never had structure or discipline in their lives so they proved difficult for adults to handle. Their first foster home did not last long.
Luckily, they had a CASA volunteer who helped the boys transition into the home of a foster family who hoped to adopt them. CASA knew the foster parents would need plenty of resources to succeed. CASA lined up a therapist to help and talked to the parents about the importance of structure in the boys’ lives.
Along the way, the foster parents had to overcome many frustrations before adopting the boys. CASA helped them hone their parenting techniques and stay positive throughout the toughest days. Now adopted into a large and caring family, Cody and Tucker are growing into well-behaved, active children with a great sense of humor.