1-23-1979 - Found walking alone on a sidewalk. Taken to Hillcrest Receiving Home by police. Eventually released back to my mother.
7-19-1979 - Mother incarcerated, taken back to Hillcrest Receiving Home. Released back to mother.
10-17-1979 - Mother abandoned me in Hillcrest parking lot. I was 3 years old. Pillow 1
Exact date TBD - Entered my first foster home placement (Janet) Pillow 2
9-4-1981 - Adopted Pillow 3
10-7-1983 - Adoption relinquished due to poor bonding and behavior issues
Date TBD - Assessed at County Mental Health for 30+ days Pillow 4
Date TBD - Entered New Alternatives Rainbow House (Group Home) Pillow 5
11-28-1984 - Placed in foster home (Agnese) Pillow 6
2-11-1988 - Placed in foster home (Elaine) Pillow 7
9-1-1988 - Back to Hillcrest Pillow 8
Date TBD - Emergency foster care placement Pillow 9
10-13-1988 - Foster home (Agnese) takes me back Pillow 10
2-2-1990 - Placed in Casa de Amparo a juvenile facility Pillow 11
5-10-1990 - Placed in foster home (Maria) Pillow 12
11-13-1990 - Placed in foster home (Joan) Pillow 13
Fall 1992 - Placed in foster home (Sherry) Pillow 14
Date TBD - Back to Hillcrest Pillow 15
Found my family via letter to adoption reunion in April 1993.
5-1993 - Foster home (Agnese) takes me back Pillow 16
July 1993 - Maternal Grandfather files for legal guardianship of me and becomes my legal guardian. I am 17 years old. Pillow 17 - Home at last.
* Some placements were not included in this timeline such as temporary foster placements (less than a week) and the brief times I spent in a foster home before my mother abandoned me.