Raising a child with a mental health illness can be challenging but also very rewarding. Thanks to your support of Highfields, we can give families the tools to provide the best possible care for their children.
Paula and her husband Brian have provided foster care in their home for many years. They adopted five children and have two biological children of their own. All of their children receive love and affection, but their daughter Kiara, age 9, needs extra care.
Kiara is 9 years old and suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome. Her birth mother has a severe chromosome disorder, and is unable to take care of her. Paula and Brian have legal guardianship over Kiara. They go above and beyond to make sure Kiara has the support that she needs.
Kiara also has a genetic chromosome disorder and is diagnosed with ADHD. She is hyperactive and doesn't stay focused on activities. Because of this, she has many challenges to overcome.