Meet Claire*. She and her siblings now live with their older, adult cousin Lucy after being removed from their home. Lucy* welcomed Claire and her siblings into her home, despite her small house already being occupied by her own immediate family.
Family Tree received a referral from Adams County to provide in-home individual and family therapy when Claire and her siblings were placed in Lucy’s home. The children lacked confidence and a sense of identity, and struggled to integrate well within this new family arrangement, given their loyalty to their biological mother. Upon beginning Family Tree CFRT services, Claire was uninterested in communicating with her cousin and isolated herself from the family.