I Was In the Foster Care System

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    TinoAli TinoAli
    18-21, M
    Jan 27, 2014

    I Was In Foster Care For 2 Weeks

    About 3 weeks ago I was taken from my family. Not because my parents were unable to care for me, but because my neighbor next door had been raping me for over a year. He had somehow beat our alarm system and had been coming through our downstairs window. It started a little after...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2013

    Void of Emotion

    My little sister told me i was void of emotion. This very statement changed my life. This is because i have always been a fighter,someone who survived. This is because i had to i needed to take care of myself because i couldn't depend on others to do it. All people do is let...
    TRJP TRJP
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2009
    anestacia anestacia
    18-21, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    I guess it's been a long time

    since I've even updated my situation. I don't even remember where I was- around October was it? Well, I was in a foster home for a couple weeks then we went back to the shelter for 3 months our court date was December 18, I knew I had to get out then. Thanksgiving break was...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    Void of Emotion

    My little sister told me i was void of emotion. This very statement changed my life. This is because i have always been a fighter,someone who survived. This is because i had to i needed to take care of myself because i couldn't depend on others to do it. All people do is let...
    TRJP TRJP
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2009

    Emancipation Out The System!

    I turned 19 July 6th, and on July 12th I emancipated out the foster care system! Me and my bestfriend moved into our apartment. I.have a job at Target, Starting college in August! Im doimg my thing! Im not going to say livimg on your own is easy, I dont have a family but I do...
    kjonesr kjonesr
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2013

    Most freeing and oppressive thing that's ever

    happened to me.... Although the positives definitely outweigh the negatives!
    sharandacrews sharandacrews
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    A brief little background; It is no secret how

    I got into foster care and CPS custody; With a methhead mother, a child abusing father and step-grandfather, and a mentally unstable grandmother. I have been in CPS custody on and off throughout my life. The first time CPS intervened I was probably 3 or 4. Or at least that's the...
    lasicity lasicity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    I was in foster care

    for about three/four months and while it wasn't the bad, it could've been better.
    replication replication
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2014

    I'm concerned about my niece.

    She has been in many rough situations and is currently having great difficulty accepting responsibility for her behaviors while in Foster Care. I know she is very angry and I believe she has a right to those feelings, however she is taking her anger out at the wrong people and...
    Kate2point0 Kate2point0
    36-40, F
    Feb 23
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