A single black mother faced massive backlash after she took in 3 white kids from foster care at the age of 30. While responding to people’s criticism, the foster mom shared that the only thing that mattered to her was love.
ADOPTING ELIJAH, ALEXIS, AND MERCEDES
Engleman then received a call from her caseworker regarding a five-day-old baby who needed a home. On December 8, 2016, she welcomed Elijah Lee Hill into her home, which was her first-ever placement, but certainly not her last.
On May 10, 2017, she got a call again regarding two sisters who were in need of a home. Soon afterward, Engleman welcomed an adorable little girl named Alexis Bowman but was surprised to see that she wasn’t accompanied by her sister.
As it turned out, Mercedes Bowman was facing some trouble and had gone to a group home. Engleman noticed how being away from her sister was taking a toll on Alexis’s emotional health, so she ensured that the two siblings met on weekends.