Reign never wanted to be adopted. She felt safest living in our residential program and struggled with the idea of living as part of a family. The consistent care she felt in a residential home at D.A. Blodgett - St. John's was something she had never experienced, and she did not want to risk losing that. But then, her younger brother was adopted by a great family, and as they got to know her and she got to know them, Reign opened her heart and mind to a different possibility.
It took a lot of counseling and support from her team at Clancy House, along with patience and understanding from the family, but over time, Reign’s cautious interest turned to happiness with the family. For the first time she spoke about wanting to be adopted, how much she loved school and how fun family activities were. The family felt the same way, and in 2017, Reign was officially adopted and joined her little brother in their family!
But that was not the only big change. During the adoption ceremony, Reign, who's birth name was Naveah, changed her name to Reign, officially marking a brand new start. As she embarked on her new path, she also thanked the Clancy House staff for helping her work through her past and getting her ready for a family. She continues to do exceptionally well, finishing the last school year on the honor roll!