I started in 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. I work to overcome the stigma of foster care and destruction it caused every day. Maybe through my pain and my strength someone can find solace.