Adrian’s first two years of life were, by all accounts happy ones. Of course, even the beginning of his life was far from perfect. Though he lived with his biological mother and siblings in Lawrence, Kansas, the toddler was often left home unsupervised. As such, he was eventually removed from the home and sent to live with his father.
This was not the stable environment that social workers hoped for and within three months of living there, child welfare workers were informed that problems had arisen in that home as well. People were calling into the hotline with tales of Adrian’s father’s house being full of guns. Not only that, but Adrian’s stepmother was seen to be high on drugs multiple times. This was only the tip of the iceberg…