November 21, 2020 was a special day for the Goodloe Family. Resource parents Nakasheema and Jonathan have opened their hearts and their home to foster children and on Adoption Day 2020, adopted 2-year-old Ethan and 3-year-old Baily.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adoption finalizations have been a little more tricky, but not impossible. The courts have been conducting adoptions over video conference for the safety of all involved. The Goodloe’s felt like celebrities while their adoption was being filmed by the local news on KTLA 5. We also sat down with Nakasheema and Jonathan to celebrate their growing family. Hear their inspiring story in the video above.
“I would encourage anybody, if you have the opportunity to change a child’s life, I would adopt and foster,” Nakasheema said. “You’re going to be blessed at the end just opening your home to a child and the love you give them.”
Jonathan emphasized the importance of nurturing children in need of a loving home. Kakasheema added, “There are homes that need to be opened to give these kids the love and undivided attention that they need.”
If you are interested in opening your heart and home to a child in need, contact Trinity Youth Services at epowers@TrinityYS.org or 888-346-9645 to begin your own foster or adoption story.
Jenelle Phillips, Director of Development
Jenelle’s role is to identify and access resources for youth in our care. She is also responsible for maintaining a distinctive look and voice for Trinity through our online presence, media and community outreach. Before joining the Trinity team in 2016, Jenelle worked in the newspaper/magazine industry for nearly a decade as an award-winning graphic designer, photographer, writer and editor. Jenelle earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at California State University Fullerton. Jenelle is very involved in the community and is active in her church.