July 3, 2019
The boy, tiny for his seven years, sat quietly in the room with the adults. They were there to tell him he’d be moving — again — to yet another foster home. A new family, new neighborhood, new school, new everything.
Everything except for his friend, Judy Walter. A volunteer with Clark County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Judy had been with the child through every move during the past three years. The boy’s brown eyes rested on Walter, seeking reassurance.
“Don’t you worry,” she said. “Miss Judy’s going to be there with you. Isn’t she always?”
The brown eyes lit up. “Yes!” he said.
“He’s tearing at my heartstrings,” Walter said later. “We’re having a tough time finding a final foster home that’s right for him, so he can be adopted. I have been the only constant in his life during this period. And I’ll be there for him until he finds the right home.”