In just a few days, 15-year-old foster child Paola Martínez will be reunited with her family.
“I feel good, but I also feel sad,” said Martínez.
Sad because she has made a lot of progress over the last two years in her foster home. She was flunking almost all of her classes when she first arrived.
“I’m more respectful. I take care of my grades. I don’t hang around the wrong crowd like I used to,” said Martínez.
The LA Department of Children and Family Services placed Martínez, who is Salvadorian, with Lucy Aguillon of Guatemalan descent in January of 2020.