My name is Tera and I am very grateful that DisAbility Rights Idaho helped me become more independent. I love my parents, but they were my guardians and made too many decisions for me. Sometimes they did not let me go even though the activity was supervised and safe. I became angry and frustrated with this situation.
Perhaps I needed a guardian when I was young but I have learned new skills and make better decisions now. I lived in a certified family home for the last six years and had a good job. I felt that I had learned to make good choices for myself and no longer needed a guardian.
DRI helped me ask the court to change my guardianship. My parents finally agreed. It is wonderful to be in charge of my own life now. But best of all I just got married! My parents did not want me to get married before even though they liked my boyfriend. I am so happy to now be married and living as a family like other people.
I believe I can have a better relationship with my parents now. I will still ask my parents for advice, but I am much happier now being able to make my own decisions. I know that I would not have been able to become independent without the help of DisAbility Rights Idaho.