Raising Hope is a story of a mother’s unending love for her second child, named Hope, who was born with a rare genetic syndrome called Wolf-Hirschhorn, and came into this world to teach others about what unconditional love really means and how that needs to be protected in our world. It details the struggles Hope’s mother faces dealing with a governmental healthcare system that offers extensive financial support for foster families willing to take in children with disabilities, while leaving biological parents almost completely on their own to deal with nearly insurmountable financial pressures. Adding to her challenges, Hope’s mother has to deal with alcoholism and abuse in her failing marriage, her subsequent divorce, custody issues regarding Hope and her two siblings, and eventual parental alienation, and somehow come out the other side … still fighting to ensure that her daughter is happy and supported, despite her disabilities.
This is a story of perseverance, overcoming incredible challenges, and love. It is the story of Raising Hope.