From their perspectives

Breaking Generational Curses + Being Loved

Written by Jai McClean, former foster youth & foster care advocate Are you tired of residue from your past spilling into your future and establishing residency there? I know I am. I noticed a clear pattern with the women in my family. My grandmother has 1 view...

No One’s Child

by Ava, a former foster youth and human trafficking survivor No-one's ChildWhen I took my first breath there was no air.When I took my first steps there was no-one to cheer or proudly takea photo.When I said my first word no-one heard it.When I had my first bad dream...

What will my life be made of?

Written & illustrated by current foster youth, Deyanna Everything starts to slowly pile over me. As I sit here trying to figure out what is going on, more and more piles over me. The more I think about my next step, the more I see what I have to do. Not only do I...

Just give me a chance

Written by Ava, a former foster youth and human trafficking survivor I remember the first time my foster parents kicked me out mid-January it was already started getting dark I wondered streets of my home town. Cold and dark a seven-year-old child should not be...

All My Life

Written by Lacie, a foster youth In the End  All my life I wanted to run away Trying to seek what I thought was love Even though in the end I would always have to stay Hoping soon enough it would come to the ending day Consumed by the push and shove All my life I...

C’s Heart Art

Written by C's foster mom, Rachel Elizabeth Lake C came to our family at 22 months, we were his 4th home. We have forever been a family since he was 2.5 years old.  C, age 7, drew about what it feels like to be loved in a forever family. He took this to be how it...

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