She met her 14 year old client four years ago when she became her therapist. When she changed jobs and was no longer her therapist she became her mentor. Then Godmother. Hear the story of how Naimah Johnson became the adoptive mother of Ashley Nicole. Also hear from Ashley about why its so important to have a mom even thought she has been accepted to a four year college – Howard University – and will be living away on Campus in Washington DC soon. A very inspiring story that makes the point about how crucial it is, even for the most successful youth aging out, to have a lifetime parent before they leave care. Pat O’Brien and Chester Jackson hosts Play Radio Show Here
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