The Cooks were thrilled to offer a peaceful, safe home to 2-year-old Buddy, who had been abused his entire life. This loving, church-going family helped Buddy heal from his abuse. But when Buddy died in his mother’s arms, the couple was accused of killing Buddy through neglect and abuse.

But after over a year of being separated from their children, charges were dropped and the family is now back together. Yet the family will continue to struggle. Finances, emotions, and regular life … it will take a long time to recover. The family not only lost Buddy, but they lost their past life.