Chelsea Zeleny-Floro saw a post on Facebook that made her stop scrolling: a hospital was struggling to find a home for an infant with a particular set of problems. He’d been in their care for over two months, and if a suitable home couldn’t be found soon, the hospital would be forced to discharge him. Zeleny-Floro had no plans to adopt an extra child – up until then, that is.
Hailing from The Woodlands, Texas, Chelsea Zeleny-Floro never wanted to become a foster mom for an extended period of time. Instead, she and her husband hoped to take in one baby who they’d eventually adopt and raise alongside their biological kids. And thanks to a little girl arriving on the scene, that dream came true in 2016.
By the time Zeleny-Floro’s adopted daughter was ten months old, the parent had seen another long-term foster child move onto a new home. At that point, she told Love What Matters, “We had told everyone that what we really wanted was to step down from being foster parents, go back to our normal life and quit.”