Elbert Wilson, age 21, 21 years in Kentucky's foster care system
Elbert was born into Kentucky’s foster care system where he spent 21 years in states care. He grew up with the polished truth that his mother was a severe alcoholic and unable to take care of him or his siblings. Throughout his childhood of being moved from different homes throughout the state, he was fortunate to remain with all his siblings. At the age of 12 he was adopted and after four years of an unfortunate and abusive adoption he was placed back into care. Entering Neccos Independent living program at 19, Elbert received his G.E.D and began taking college courses at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Elbert plans on continuing his education and majoring in social work. Elbert now serves on both Kentucky Youth Leadership Council and Kentucky Foster Care Council, as an advocate and voice for foster youth. Elbert is a marathon runner, writer and... foster kid.