As a former foster child, I’m inspired to use my success as a platform to do something powerful – to give back to others in the foster system In a meaningful way so they don’t have to struggle as hard or suffer as much as I did.
But what is foster care?
Foster children are In the temporary custody of the state while their birth parents are given the opportunity to complete services that will allow the children to be returned to them if it is In the children’s best Interest.
Only about half of the children who enter the system return to their birth families. All of them experience extreme psychological hardship, posing material obstacles for their long-term growth and wellbeing.