“I can tell you that I’m not ready to say goodbye to my son,” says the mother of a child who died after the Trump administration’s crackdown on the nation’s foster care system.
“My son died a violent death, and the whole country is devastated.”
She adds, “I’ve got a daughter, she’s three and a half, and I just want to see my child live a happy life.
My only hope is that my child is alive in time for him to grow up and start a new life.”
“You’ve been told that it’s not going to happen to you,” she continues.
“That’s not true.
I’m so thankful for the support.
I know how much my son loved the spotlight.
I hope he will continue to thrive.
I can’t tell you what he will do, but I know that he will have a great life.
It’s going a long way.”
The mother of an 18-month-old boy, a man named “Travis,” is now on her way to Dallas, Texas, to see her son.
He died in December after being left in a foster care facility.
The father of a 10-month old girl, who was adopted by the family from the orphanage, is now going to Texas to meet with a lawyer to seek legal action against the Trump Administration.
“My son has never felt more helpless than he does right now,” says Rachel.
“I want to hold him accountable for what he did, and for the government to do something about it.
He could have avoided this.
The only reason that he is alive is because of the law.”
The mom says that while the Trump’s policies have hurt children, she hopes that he and the rest of the American people will hold him to account for his actions.
“When I say that he has been given a chance to go back to his normal life, I don’t mean that I feel bad for him,” she says.
“But I know what happened, and it’s so tragic.”
The new documentary, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” will be shown on MSNBC at 10 p.m.
ET/PT on Thursday, March 12.