Mary and John have taken custody of their 1-year-old grandson. But the legal process of adopting the boy has taken a toll on the couple’s finances. They have not been able to pay for the their utilities and propane, and they are struggling to meet the child’s needs.
John, who had been laid off from his job, has found a new position, but he is earning only $125 a week. The money isn’t enough to keep up with the family’s bills. The couple also need to have their septic tank emptied, they said.