After three years of battling a drug addiction, Liz entered rehab. During her rehab program, Liz found out that she was pregnant and decided to choose an open adoption. The adoptive family referred Liz to Maggie’s Place because Liz didn’t have anywhere to go when she graduated from the program.

Amidst all the uncertainties of an unplanned pregnancy, Liz felt safe because she knew she had somewhere to go. Since moving into the house, Liz has gotten a job and is also a part of the Maggie’s Thrift Job Training Program. Liz is doing well in her sobriety and is a dynamic community member. As one staff member puts it, “She has a great head on her shoulders.”

Liz is also working on regaining custody of her two older children, Jeremiah, 5, and Zyanya, 1, who are currently in foster care. She is looking forward to the end of the summer when she can have her own place with her kids! Originally from southern California, Liz plans to stay in Arizona, away from the unhealthy influences in her past. “I’m building a solid foundation for myself here.”

“I’m learning how to be independent, but also, that it is okay to ask for help. Maggie’s Place helped me learn to love myself and make better decisions, not only for myself but also for my kids.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to come to Maggie’s Place and have support in my decision to choose adoption. Maggie’s Place can help any mom get to where they want to go. I will always remember how much they helped me change my life.”