Over 150 Connections Found for Child with Autism

May 20, 2021
COLORADO: Tommy* is barely a teenager but he has already spent nearly five long years in the foster care system. He is autistic, which poses additional challenges, and Tommy has not had contact with any of his own relatives while growing up in foster care.

But one day, Tommy’s Connections Advocate gained access to Connect Our Kids’ People Search and Family Connections tools, and quickly found 169 connections for Tommy! Some of these connections are Tommy's relatives who live out-of-state. These relatives have since become actively involved in Tommy’s life.

Two relatives that Tommy’s Connections Advocate found were his paternal grandmother and paternal aunt. They were both overjoyed with excitement at the prospect of reconnecting with Tommy. They had lost contact with Tommy when he entered foster care years ago, but they would like to reconnect with Tommy right away and rebuild a strong and permanent relationship with him. 

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*Names have been changed to protect privacy.

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