Boy from Mali in care of Cheryl Carter-Shotts

Cheryl Carter-Shotts and Charlie Shotts fostered a boy from Mali who was disrupted after 4 years. He came to the US on humanitarian parole. (Shotts eventually adopted daughter, came to the USA on a "student visa")
This boy was named Mohammed (their 2nd son with the same name). He was with the Shotts for 4 years, placed in a group home, and later adopted by another woman.

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Date: 2000-01-01

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
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This is Cheryl Carter-Shotts. My husband and I did not adopt the boy named Mohammed - the 2nd Malian child with that 1st name. He came to the US on a humanitarian parole visa in 1987, my husband and I were his foster parents - he got into trouble with the law as a young teenager, spent 2 years in a group home and was then adopted by a single mother. This young man is now in his late 20's.

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Thanks for your reply, our information came from the Indy Star article

http://poundpuplegacy.org/node/58946

The Shottses also took in another Malian boy -- also named Mohammed -- for about four years, but moved him to a group home when they were unable to overcome his defiant behavior. He was later adopted by a Crawfordsville woman.

"He was a difficult child," Carter-Shotts recalled glumly. "We had him in counseling, tutoring, public school, private school. Nothing seemed to work."

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