Serenitee & CeeCee Have a Family

Two and a half years ago, young sisters, Serenitee, age 5, and CeeCee, age 3, were placed in foster care… like the tens of thousands of children each year (in Los Angeles County alone) who enter foster care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Two and a half years ago, young sisters, Serenitee, age 5, and CeeCee, age 3, were placed in foster care… like the tens of thousands of children each year (in Los Angeles County alone) who enter foster care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. This Thanksgiving, the girls’ future is much brighter – they have a loving, stable, permanent family, thanks to Westside Children’s Center. This holiday the girls’ joyful laughter and impromptu dance parties will fill the home they have made with their new parents, John and Stephanie Brazier. And the Braziers are thankful.

They are thankful each night as they read Serenitee and CeeCee their favorite bedtime stories. They’re thankful each week watching the girls at their gymnastics lessons and taking Serenitee to soccer practice. They’re thankful as they plan their first family trip to the Grand Canyon together.

And they’re thankful that Westside Children’s Center provided them an opportunity to begin the family they have always wanted and the chance to help two young sisters from their community in dire need of foster parents. While John and Stephanie initially planned on adopting just one infant, they jumped at the chance to bring Serenitee and CeeCee into their home and their hearts. With that decision their lives went from 0 to 180 mph. “They quickly become your life and the greatest joy you have,” explains John.

Westside Children’s Center believes, like the Braziers and hundreds of other WCC families each year, that every child deserves a bright future. Over the past 25 years, WCC has provided tens of thousands of Los Angeles children and families in need (due to poverty or family crisis) with essential supportive services, including early education, family development and foster care and adoption.