“We agreed to sleep on it that night and see how we felt the next morning.
The first thing in the morning we contacted the shelter and asked if she could be ours.
We said, please don’t give her to anyone else.
We had to apply to be adoptive care givers.
We were approved by the end of the day.
I feel like Tina and I just found each other.
We were both newcomers to NYC.
She came from the Dominican Republic and I came from England.
It feels like we are taking on NYC together.”