Both parents say there will come a day when the boys will need skills their parents can’t provide, such as job and independence-skills training.
“They’re human beings,” Danielle said. “They want to have a reason to get out of bed every day other than to just sit in front of the TV all day.”
But Taylor, Felt and the Howells said just because families are on a waiting list does not mean they are sitting idle.
They are working to provide what services they can to their children, out of love and the reality of the waiting list.
“It’s so far into the future, you just hope that it happens,” Danielle said of the waiting list. “But it’s more like it would be a miracle.”
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