Fostering Special Needs: A Special Adoption Story
Twenty years ago, single mom Pat McCollum decided she wanted to help children in difficult circumstances by becoming a foster and adoptive parent. In 1998, Pat faced her biggest challenge when a foster agency called about a 7-year-old boy named DJ who had survived a fire as a baby and was in need of a home.
When DJ arrived on Pat’s doorstep, he had a stump for a leg, little to no hearing, no speech, and his body was nearly entirely covered in burn scars. Pat was worried she wasn’t up to the task of taking care of a child with such profound special needs. But within a few days DJ had captured Pat’s heart and she became his greatest advocate.Season 6. 22 minutes