In the fall of 2017 we featured Matthew Graham and Richado Jackson when they were fostering a nine-year old boy. Fast forward three years: the adoption process has been finalized, Michael is 12, recently graduated from one of the region’s best performing elementary schools, and now attends an arts middle school. “He is full of life and potential, and continues to flourish daily. It’s truly amazing to watch him transform right before our eyes.”
As Michael’s adoption case began working through the courts, another little guy came into Richardo’s and Matthew’s life. “His name is Rylan, and we started fostering him eight days after he was born,” they explain.
“Funny thing is,” Matthew recalls, “we thought he was a girl at first, because they had him dressed in pink in the photo they sent to us.
Read about their journey to parenthood in the article, Revisit with the Graham-Jackson family of Florida, by Gary Hurtubise in the January-February free issue of Gay Parent Magazine, available here: https://bit.ly/3rA0VJr