BALTIMORE, MD -- NOVEMBER 22: Emmanuel and Renee celebrate Thanksgiving with friends at their apartment. Still waiting for reunification with their infant daughter, Taliyah, they revel in smothering their goddaughter, Ava Becker, with attention.
Emmanuel Carlos and his common-law wife, Renee Gregory, have remained together throughout both addiction and recovery. After a period of homelessness and losing their children, the couple is now making strides towards reuniting their family and returning to a productive life after addiction. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post)