Social worker Connie Going had already tried twice to place Taylor Diaz with a family, and both times they brought the boy back. Although Going had always believed there was a home for him somewhere, she refused to send him to another.
Going had a simple philosophy when it came to her career in social work. “Every child is adoptable. There’s a family for every child,” she told CBS News. The 50-year-old had proven it by placing more than 1,000 children with families in Tampa Bay, Florida.
It would seem, then, that Going was the perfect person to handle Diaz’s case. In 2003 the young boy and his sisters needed foster care, left behind by their parents, who were both addicted to drugs.