I Am In Foster Care

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    Benefit Of The Doubt

    Being in fostercare is one of the hardest things, im a 15 year old girl who has spent over half my life under the foster care system, im not going to give any names to this story due to protection and safety of the people in it, i was in my first foster home from 3 to 5 years old...
    Babycc Babycc
    13-15, F
    Jul 24, 2012

    Life? Was It Supposed To Be This Way?

    When a child has never experienced a "stable home" before, it tends to **** up their mind. You know that everytime you go to a different home, you know you wont be there long. its been 12 years now. And i sit here and think if i could start over my whole life, would i change it...
    kjonesr kjonesr
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2012

    How I ended up in foster care is a long story

    that I don't know if I'm ready to tell yet, but I'm not afraid to tell everyone my experience in the system. Right now I live in a three bedroom home that has a finished basement with my foster parents, two younger foster sister, and older foster brother, and two twin babies...
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    What's Foster Care Like?

         Hi, everyone.  This isn't really a story but I am a 27 yr old guy who's waiting until he's financially stable and has his own house to start a family of his own.  however, I don't think I want to have kids of my own.  My family has many genetic diseases in it like...
    Water0814 Water0814
    1 Response Feb 13, 2012
    Escapist101 Escapist101
    16-17, F
    Mar 5, 2016

    New Beggining

    since i ran away i been living on streets but now the CFS are going to put me in foster care my caseworker is real nice and kind and she told me that i have to be in a home with food shelter an education she says im going to be ok but im so scared and i dont think i know how to...
    nobodyslittlegirl nobodyslittlegirl
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2012

    So, my grandparents and I have been battling

    each other for years. My little sister and I live with them, not my parents and we aren't able to speak to out parents, who are divorced. I'm 16, my sister is only 12. My grandparents are finally fed up with her upcoming teen rebellion, and my attitude towards anything I find...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16
    22-25, F
    Aug 17, 2014

    Foster Care

    i have been in foster care sence dec of last year my mother whent to prison so i didnt have any where to go so they told me they were going to put me in a grouup home i have been in 3 houses sence then and i will be going to move into another one in december i will maybe go live...
    princessanna413304 princessanna413304
    13-15, F
    Nov 22, 2010

    I Am

    I am a shy girl when you first meet me but there's a reason for that. I have been to 5 different foster homes in the past year. I am a girl who has had many social workers, county workers, attorneys, and therapists. I sometimes know my real parents. I know they can't take care of...
    emaliegh emaliegh
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2013

    I'm in foster care right now,

    and I've been in since November 2014. In that time I've been with two different families, the first of which is shut down now. I really appreciate the service, however I wish there was a way for us to live more normal lives, without so many rules. It can be hard to be a teenager...
    QueenVen QueenVen
    16-17, F
    Feb 9, 2016

    Being In Care

    Wow everyone thinks that social care is great helping all those children coming from poor family's where no body wants them and putting them into homes, where everyone smiles, having a new mum and dad. Try having another and another.This is my story.When i was six years old, i...
    randomperson1994 randomperson1994
    18-21, F
    May 29, 2012

    This is my story. Because of the foster care

    system my life has been royally screwed up. I went into foster care for the first time when I was only 1 year old, the lady I was with then was great. I will not share names of any foster homes because it may put some people in danger. I loved my first foster home, I was even...
    AlicebeneyisSilvereyes AlicebeneyisSilvereyes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2014
    immatruelover immatruelover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    Long story short, I'm an orphan

    who is a bit weird! Which is completely normal, if not above average for some foster kids. I still have high aspirations and will not let anything in my life get me down. I want to be a vet after getting straight A's in my A-levels.
    simonb153 simonb153
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    I'm 15 years old and have been in the foster

    care system since I was 3 my real mother gave me away because of my mental disorders and my diabetes. I haven't heard from her or my siblings since then and it kills me.
    bfab1998 bfab1998
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014


    Hi how are U today. I'm fine,not really.My life is pretty much ****** up because of the foster-care System. It sucks crack being in the system cause u don't get a whole lot of freedom. Sometimes I wish my life was over but then I realize that there are people who really care...
    Snickers19 Snickers19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    Eight months ago I was put into the foster

    system and in that time I have been in an emergency placement, a foster family, a group home and yesterday I was placed with a new family, a mom, dad and a boy older than me and a younger girl. I am shy around new people so its hard meeting a new family. My caseworker doesn't...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2014

    I've never had a normal life.

    I've lived with my mom and grandparents ever since I can remember. They've always argued, and the first few months of this year, it was just worse, I suppose. My mom and my grandparents would argue and argue, violently. But it's what I was used to. This time was different, my...
    catherineeac catherineeac
    16-17, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    I'm 14 and I'm in foster care,

    I've only been in foster care 5 and a half months. It has been pretty hard,I grew up as an only child living with my single mum,I never knew my dad. When I tried to contact him he rejected me😞 I also have 6 half brothers that I have never met or spoken to. I'd love to know who...
    shann15 shann15
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014


    After enduring eleven years of constant physical, sexual, and emotional abuse from my mother, stepfather, and many other adults in my life, I was finally taken away at thirteen. My parents were charged, but never convicted. Not for the abuse, anyway. We went to court shortly...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2011

    I am in foster care to

    since I was 10. I moved in with a new foster mom in the sumer. there ok but I wish I lived at my old home.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    New Beggining

    since i ran away i been living on streets but now the CFS are going to put me in foster care my caseworker is real nice and kind and she told me that i have to be in a home with food shelter an education she says im going to be ok but im so scared and i dont think i know how to...
    nobodyslittlegirl nobodyslittlegirl
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    My Mother Is An Alcoholic

    My mother is an alcoholic, but she had been sober for 20 years. Two years ago (around Easter) my mother started taking trips out to Wilmington, NC (we lived 2hrs away at the time) almost every weekend, and somedays, we never knew when she would come home. She had been married to...
    kmarie2323 kmarie2323
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2010

    Due to serious self harm issues

    and mental health problems I was put in foster care two years ago. It has been full of ups and downs but I love my foster mum with all my heart. Yes it has been very difficult at times but it's been worth it :)
    NeverBeWhatYouWant NeverBeWhatYouWant
    26-30, T
    Dec 9, 2014
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