Zimmerman Decisions Helped

Posted: May 8, 2014 at 2:12 p.m.

In October 2008, I had the privilege of meeting Judge Stacey Zimmerman. My younger sister and I were living with a relative due to our mother passing away in 2003 ... (but eventually we were) placed in foster care. I was a month away from turning 18. With me being so close to being an adult, Judge Zimmerman had to decide whether to keep me and my younger sister in foster care or place us back with our (troubled relative). Seeing the situation we were in, she saw it was best for us to be placed in foster care for the time being. Once I was 18, I requested that my younger sister and I be placed with a friend's parent we both knew and trusted.

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