Family steps up to help abandoned gay teen

Unrelated family wants to help, but they'll need to take several steps before teen can move in with them.



April 30, 2020 - 9:51 AM

Dear Carolyn: One of my kids has an acquaintance who needs a place to go. She’s a gay kid whose parents are moving this summer, and they’ve told her she won’t be going with them. She’s 16, and they’re not interested in hearing from her again after they move. We’ve met her once, but I’ll be damned if a kid is going to sleep under a bridge while we have a whole house. So now, what do we need to know? — Taking In a Kid

Taking In a Kid: You don’t need to know this, but I’m crying a little.

You do need to know whether she wants to live with you. I’m calling her Tess, because I can’t call her the acquaintance or the gay kid.

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