Participant Stories

Troy and Roosevelt’s Adoption Story

Several years ago Troy and Roosevelt were ready to pick up a baby they had planned to adopt when they received a call at the last minute that the birth mom had changed her mind. They were devastated.  Then, just three days later, Aviva called asking them to foster. Troy took a deep breath and…

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Pamela

Pamela graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: Good afternoon everyone and welcome to our graduation ceremony. I would like to start by introducing myself. My name is Pamela and I am a graduating senior from Aviva High School….

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Diana

Diana graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: Good afternoon my name is Diana. I would like to start off by saying thank you all for coming, and by sharing a quote that has stuck with me through my…

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Davanna

Davanna graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: I would like to thank all of you for joining me and my peers on this special day that we will remember for a lifetime. My name is Davanna. I feel…

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Andrea

Andrea graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: My name is Andrea. I’d like to start off with how much Aviva has helped me and all of my peers, and all the girls who have come before me. Before…