Someone to Tuck Me In

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Last year at a routine check-up, 15-year-old Raymond Henderson decided to tell the truth. When his doctor noticed bruises on his neck, Raymond admitted that his stepfather was abusing him. The Administration for Children's Services took Raymond and his sister Monica from their step-dad who’d raised them since their mother's death 13 years ago. Now they’re living with Ophelia, the home health attendant who cared for their mother as she was dying. Ophelia wants to give Raymond and Monica a permanent home. But faced with a decision that could shape his entire future, Raymond isn't sure. He worries that letting Ophelia adopt him would mean cutting ties with his old life and family.

Produced by:

Courtney Stein


Marianne McCune


Raymond Henderson
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Comments [2]


i feel that you will make it and you will grow strong from this.

Dec. 07 2010 04:07 PM

Feel bad for you

Dec. 01 2010 11:15 AM

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