Stacy and Tony Brown have experienced a 20-year journey full of challenges, perseverance and persistent hope. Stacy is the operations manager at the distribution center and Tony is a chef at the Burger Stand. They have four amazing children. Part 1 of their story described their challenges with addiction and losing their children to state custody. Part 2 focuses on their journey toward family reunification and a stable life.
The good news came when Stacy was at her parent’s house and Tony was at work. The trial to release their children for adoption was set for the middle of May. Two weeks before the trial their lawyer called. “The attorney had called me earlier that day and I ignored the call because I was scared of what she was going to tell me. She was a very blunt person and would tell me if things looked hopeful or not. My parents were sitting there saying, “Stacy, God’s not gonna do this to you.” In my head I was talking to Him and saying, “Please don’t do this, I will do anything, I just need this last chance.” Right then I was told to get on the phone and listen to that message. I listened and I went to the ground crying. My parents thought it was bad news because I was an emotional wreck. I said “We won, we are getting them back!”