When Sonya was 5, the state awarded her grandparents custody of her and her three-month-old baby sister, Paige. Two years later, their little brother, Seth, also came to live with Lorrie and her husband, Lee.
Lorrie had imagined she and Lee were headed into their golden years. “Our dream was to buy a motorhome and to travel,’’ says Lorrie. Instead, she found herself grateful for the safety of her grandchildren, but trying to figure out how to make ends meet.