Having to go through foster care and adoption can be traumatic for any child. The situation can be especially distressful when dealing with siblings. The bonds between siblings are very powerful, even at a young age, and separation through fostering and adoption can scar them for life. Despite knowing this fact, the reality of the situation is that thousands of siblings get separated in this manner each year. It is incredibly difficult to find a home willing to take multiple kids at once, so brothers and sisters are often separated so that they are more likely to find loving homes.
Sadly, this was the experience that Clifford Boyson endured in his childhood. When they were both only 3 years old, Clifford was separated from his sister, Betty. Clifford spent his life looking for her, but he only managed to make progress when a 7-year-old boy named Eddie decided to help.