I Grew Up In Foster Care

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 80 People

    Hello. my name is Darcel

    and i am 19 years old. i just wanted to share my experience being in foster care and what it was like when i got adopted. i was in the foster care system for for 17 years of my life and i officially got adopted on November 23,2013. i grew up with 8 sisters and 1 brother and 5 of...
    Darcel19 Darcel19
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    Growing Up In Foster Care

    I had grew up in the foster care system since the age of 7...i went from home..to home never had a stable place...i wanted to be with my real family....the systems fails many youth growing up in foster care....
    Blessed45 Blessed45
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2012

    Possesion Of A Huge Heart

    I dont know how i or why i love so much or so openly when i look back.i was taken from my mother wen i was nine for neglect and being "perentified".i raised my brother and took care of our mother since she was so ill all the time.later to find out it was mostly mental.we were put...
    superkid superkid
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2012

    The System Sucks.

    I was born in British Columbia, my father was in jail and my mother was addicted to heavy drugs. I had 2 brothers, both of them older them me. I was 5, zack was 6 and Mitch was 7. We used to hide kraft dinner and cookies in our dresser drawers and under our beds to feed ourselves...
    foreverstrongg foreverstrongg
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

    The System

    Once there was a man and a woman who were in love. They moved to a quiet, small town and the man bought a big white house where they both could live. The woman wanted children especially a baby girl and so they decided to have a child. Unfortunately the child turned out to be a...
    Nessie606 Nessie606
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

    I Was Constantly Reminded That I Wasn't One Of Their Own

    Being that my parents were young rebels (my dad in and out of jail, for dealing drugs, and my mom was  young at 22 wasn't ready to be a mom) My sister and I were placed in Foster care. We were initially with out mother, however she got fed up of my dad running free with his...
    chanellebeautii chanellebeautii
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2010

    "When you gonna take us home Mommy?

    " I asked my mother during a supervised visitation. "As soon as Mommy and your daddy....." She started to say. "Ma'am!" The supervising caseworker interupted. "Please remember you are not to discuss the putative father with your children." " But he IS their daddy!" My mother...
    Bashka91 Bashka91
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    The Home- For 9 years I was resident at the

    Children's Home of Lubbock, from arriving midway into my 4th grade year at age 9 and remaining until I graduated from high school in 2012 a few months before I turned 18. Mentally broken, beaten,and profoundly disturbed I upon arrival I flourished in The Home. Guided and watched...
    Selah94 Selah94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2016

    I Need Some Help Please...

    I am a social worker with child protective services and have been doing this for the last 12 years.  What I have noticed is the severe lack, on the part of social workers, in having empathy for the kids we are supposed to be serving.  I am not to say that I am a super...
    purpledawn28 purpledawn28
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    Former Foster Child Inspiration

    I am searching for foster parents, adoptive parents, and former foster children to share inspirational stories of their success after foster care. The goal is to provide a collection of stories that provide hope to current foster children and foster parents while easing the...
    iwasafosterkid iwasafosterkid
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    Life of a Foster Child

      In order to explain to you how the foster care system has shaped my life, I will have to start at the beginning. My life was far from the normal picture of a happy childhood. I was born to an 18 year old drug and alcohol addicted mother and an abusive father.  I...
    Sexycrystal54313 Sexycrystal54313
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    Being A Foster Kid.

    May every soul that has ever worked for the Oregon Children's Services Division rot in hell. The things you did to us..............
    destroyerofplanets destroyerofplanets
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2013

    i had been in the system from a very early age,

    i guess what hurt the most was learning, 22 years on, that my mum kept my sister but not me (not blaming my sister, she is an amazing person after getting to know her now). I always had a very short attention span, so i always did awful in school, and unfortunately didnt really...
    Ashley318 Ashley318
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    14 Days Turned Into 6 Years.

    i will try to make this as brief as possible. Back in February of 2003, CPS came to my house in Fort Worth, Texas and took my brothers and I away from our biological father and our paternal grandmother. We were the thrown into a foster home, which was a few hours away from where...
    britneymcd11 britneymcd11
    6 Responses Sep 28, 2011

    Childless Home

    If you want a cyber/email/phone Mom I am here for you. I will give you my time and knowledge. For long conversations and to get to know each other. Maybe become extended family. We are are childless home due to medical issues and adoption is out right now due to demands of...
    FrozenSol FrozenSol
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013

    The System Fails Us.

    I first went into the system when I was 6 years old. I had been living with my biological mother and her husband at the time (she left my father when she was 4 months pregnant with me and married this guy when she was about 5 months pregnant). He was an alcoholic and extremely...
    meldanielle meldanielle
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2012

    My First Night At The Home**Warning: kind of

    long**-It was after school one day in February 2004. I was 9 ½ years old and in the 4th grade. I sat just inside of the front entrance of my school,along with all of the other children whose parents picked them up, waiting for my mother with my nose buried in a book. Someone...
    Selah94 Selah94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2016
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