I started in foster care as a small child and aged out at 18. Three failed adoptions, 27 different homes, 3 receiving homes and a group home, guaranteed that a multitude of abuses, abandonments and neglect punctuated my childhood. Im still working to overcome the damage that did to my self esteem, my ability to form relationships, parent and function as an adult. Im also trying to fight the stigma of foster care and hopefully show that there is more to survivors of the system than just drug addicts, criminals and lost causes. Maybe through my pain and my strength someone can find solace and healing.
We are not lost causes.
We were never lost causes.