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Desi’s Story


The evidence is clear that the time for a change in foster care has come. There are thousands of children in Oklahoma County foster care, with more than a third of them under the age of 3. Of these children, typically only 40% are ever adopted by their foster families, and most bounce around from home to home, never finding a permanent placement.

Desi’s story started when she was born into foster care in 2003.  In one short year, she had been in and out of 5 foster homes and was living in a child abuse center in San Diego.  Then she met Jennifer and David Abney and her path would change forever.