Carlos Moran was born in Mexico, crossed the border at age 4, and landed in the hands of social services by age 11.
His parents drank and fought at home. Social workers thought Carlos and his 4 younger siblings would be better off in foster care.
One night, they came and took Carlos and his siblings away.
Attempts to rejoin his parents failed. Carlos lived with foster families until he graduated from high school. Watching his younger brothers and sister go through the trauma he experienced in foster care, Carlos got the idea that he could be their legal guardian. His idea met with resistance from various agencies. But last summer, Carlos succeeded. He and his four siblings now live together as a family.