This month I would like to begin with a story. A pregnant mother walks into a clinic seeking an abortion. She is undocumented, originally from Guatemala. She receives counseling and instead of an abortion chooses to give birth to her son, Mateo. The mother moves in with Mateo’s father, finds work off and on, is a victim of domestic abuse and eventually moves out. She and Mateo couch surf and live in shelters for most of the boy’s youth.