“She is a person who struggled with addiction. But above all, she is a mom,” Bullock says. “It is her determination, plus her supportive foster mom, plus her support from CASA and Family Treatment Court that reunited them.” This time, Kuykendall did not need to go through Family Treatment Court; she knew what to do. In short order, the court reunited mom and son. Her case is now closed.
As Mason cavorts on the playground, Kuykendall acknowledges she will always struggle with addiction. But that’s just part of her story. More than anything, she is a mother who loves her son. And because she lives in a community where people saw that about her, she and Mason are together today.
“She was a person who struggled with addiction. But above all, she is a mom.”
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