Trent Taylor entered the foster care system in North Carolina at the age of 4.


After 5 different placements he was adopted at the age of 9. Trent co-authored “Shattered No More,” the story of his journey from trauma to triumph and speaks often about his experiences in an effort to use his story of healing to give others hope.


Trent had the opportunity to start the Kids Division for Mercy of America’s Children, and serves on the board of directors. Trent’s future plans include studying psychology and trauma so he can serve as a therapist helping others while continuing his non-profit work.

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2018 Outstanding Young Leaders