Despite the trauma they went through, Tesoriero says, "they were all smart kids. The CASA was very, very involved, and got to know the kids very well."
Of the three who came into care, she says, the oldest is in college and doing very well. Sara is a high school senior and college bound; she now has a child of her own. The youngest is living with his new family, attending high school, and playing football.
This article has been edited since it appeared in the December 2013 Ann Arbor Observer. Sara's name has been changed.
[Originally published in December, 2013.]