"No one should be ashamed to lose a child. It's not by choice. It's something that happens, and it shouldn't be secretive and something nobody talks about.
"I accepted something I couldn't change and tried to find the good in it. I got to be a part of a courageous, strong, special child, and I'm proud to have been his mom."
Forest thinks of the phone call that brought Charles into their life. "I'm glad I was chosen," he says. "It always takes something greater than ourselves to make us change."
Change comes in many forms, often when one least expects it.
The feet of a 2-year-old patter across the floor; her squeals bring smiles to Forest and Tremica. Again, the couple was asked by a relative to raise a child; how could they say no?
Forest and Tremica hope to adopt their little girl soon. Already, she's family, another child with a second chance.