Dawson and Dalton have been in foster care for four years. Dawson could have been easily been adopted long ago, but he insisted on staying with his older brother, Dalton. Dalton has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and is non-verbal. Brydges and Steven found Dawson through Adopt America. They fell in love with him instantly. When they contacted his caseworker, they were asked if they might consider taking the older brother as well. The couple was a little overwhelmed at first. They discussed his special needs at great length. They decided that the most important thing was to keep the boys together.

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