Cameron Hunter was born in Bulgaria; he has been in foster care his entire life. Cameron was adopted at the age of 7 ½ and subsequently moved to North Carolina, Massachusetts, back to North Carolina and currently resides in Wisconsin.


During his time in foster care and through his multiple adoptions, Cameron developed and was diagnosed with PTSD and RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). Legally, he has had 3 adoptions, but lived with 5 families until his senior year of high school. To Cameron, his forever home is with his family in Wisconsin (The Eichten Family).  With their support, he has hit his stride. His resilience and perseverance has lead him to pursue a college degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Cameron will graduate next spring with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  In addition to working part-time and being a full-time student, Cameron takes time to advocate locally and nationally for improvements in the Child Welfare System.  


Cameron is a mentor for at-risk youth and is a leader in the Fostering Success program at UW-Stout. Cameron’s post graduations plans include pursuing a career helping at-risk youth; and, building orphanages to improve the lives of other children in need of a safe, caring environment.

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