Valerie was born to Jade Knight, an affluent woman who over time held several important Ministry jobs, despite being a vampire, and her reformed, rough-and-tumble husband Donovan Cuyler, who was taken during the War of Duxterra.
Two weeks after Valerie's 3rd birthday, Donovan told Jade he was going to go buy crisps and pick Valerie up from daycare. A worker at Lil Bundles signed her out when she left — and he was the last person to see Valerie. Her and her father never came home.
For two years, they were missing without a trace. And then, out of the blue, an Auror spotted Valerie own the street in Diagon Alley. The woman dragged her back to the Ministry, and contacted Jade.
That day was the last time Valerie saw her father. "Don't wander off," he'd said.
Valerie was reunited with her mother, but during her absence, Jade had turned to alcohol, and before long she was deemed an unfit caregiver. Valerie had attended Lil Bundles as a daycare, and how she was kept there as a ward.
Since then, Valerie has lived at Lil Bundles. She's not an orphan — she has a father, even if she slowly came to accept that he wasn't coming back to get her. And she has a mother, even if she barely remembers her.
At ten years of age, Val did some digging. She gave up on her father coming back, and after learning her mother was in Azkaban, she gave up on her too. Val decided then, maybe it was better that she was an Orphan. Since then, she has started school at Hogwarts.
Val was adopted by the Summers family in her second year. They seem to accept her for who she is, and at first, Val didn't let herself get too close to them. She's found over time that she actually likes the family. The mother and her oldest brother are the kindest ones. Starting third, she's starting to let her guard down around them.Then the mother got distant, and she as well. After a bit of consideration, she simply told Kedric to take her back to the Oprhanage. But, Val doesn't stay there. Since the Summers, she's spent more time with an ancient Vampire, by the name of Narkissa. Finding a home within the womna's cult, she's been unofficially adopted by the vampire.