Celebrate Reunification: Brooke's Story

June is National Reunification Month and we're celebrating the resilience and love of people, like Brooke, an amazing, local mom, who overcame the battle of addiction and began her journey to healing for herself and her family.

“Reunification to me means so much more than just 'getting my kids back'. After spending years in my addiction and a little over a year working my case plan, it was also proof of all of my personal progress. It was proof of all the hard work I had put in to change my old behaviors and gave me a second chance to be a mom that my children deserved. Reunification to me meant I was getting my whole world back.
I feel we should celebrate reunification because as a parent who has been through the system, it's a constant reminder and celebration that I did that! I did everything I needed to do and had to do to prove to myself, my children and system professionals I was and still am capable. Getting reunified with your children is hard work and anyone who puts in the amount of work it requires to be reunified deserves to be celebrated.” - Brooke