16 Apr THE BYNOE’S
These children had a really rough start into Foster Care. They were moved from three different homes from May to July of 2019. Mr. and Mrs. Bynoe were the fourth home the children were moved too. This is also the first set of foster children the Bynoes have ever had. They were extremely nervous for these children due to the fact that they have not had consistency and stability since entering Foster Care. The department was determined to keep the sibling together. This was their last chance to prove it would be successful for this family.
These children had extreme behaviors, ranging from aggressive to non-verbal. The Bynoes accepted these children without a second thought, kind of like it was meant to. The oldest sibling was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD which explained the behaviors we were seeing from her. She was having a hard time behaving in school and also making passing grades. She hated structure and following rules. She would run away or get physically aggressive if situations did not go her way. The Bynoes never once gave up on her, even when she ran away from their home in the pouring rain. The Bynoes made sure she had the best therapist possible, set her up with a Psychiatrist, and also helped her succeed in school. She is now doing exceptional in school and gets bragged on by her teachers. She has so many extracurricular activities, like piano lessons and gymnastics, that her episodes have gone down. She knows how to use her coping skills rather than becoming aggressive or running.
The second to oldest child was non-verbal. He had a hard time communicating with anyone, but his younger brother. When he got upset he would become aggressive, by punching anyone nearby, but also would strip his clothes. Mrs. Bynoe noticed in the very beginning he would need help with his speech and worked on that with him since he came to their home. He soon got a speech therapist and they took him to his Autism Evaluation and found out he was diagnosed with Autism. He is now talking complete sentences and is actively a part of ABA therapy; which is helping with his coping mechanisms. Mrs. Bynoe also made sure he was in the best special education program in Fayetteville.
The second to youngest has always been the Tasmanian devil. He is wide open all the time, sneaky, and very charming. As he has gotten older he started displaying a lot of defiant and aggressive behaviors in school. The Bynoes have set him up with a Psychiatrist and has even scheduled him for play therapy. Ms. Bynoe has recently been to so many school meetings, just to make sure that he is getting the services he deserves while at school. The second to youngest has just turned one and is walking and progressing to a toddler.
With all this going on the Bynoes make sure that each of the children make it to their appointments and get their needs met. They have been a loving unending support for these children; which has not been seen by anyone else.