Mary and her siblings were removed from their birth parents' care almost a decade ago. Though she is the oldest, she has struggled the most in foster care. While her siblings have been or are in the process of being adopted, Mary's often extreme behaviors have led to countless placements including acute stays and residential treatment programs. Mary spends a lot of time at her current facility reading and writing, and has even started something of a lending library with other residents using books from her personal collection. She has more books than anyone else in her unit, but has so many more books that she wants to read.