Crystal Yanez

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Years in care: 4 Crystal Yanez is from Los Angeles, California. Crystal's parents emigrated from Mexico to California for better opportunities. She overcame losing her parents due to gun violence, trauma and poverty. She went to care at 4 and was placed in kinship with her sister at 7 until... Read more

Louis Gasper

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Years in care: 7 Louie spent seven years in the California child welfare system. While in foster care, he was in over ten different foster homes, group homes, and spent time in the juvenile justice system. Throughout his foster care experience, advocacy has always been important. When he was thirteen... Read more

Marie Ary

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Marie entered the foster care system at just three months of age. Since she entered the system, she has lived under the same roof with her foster mom. Marie just recently completed her undergraduate degree through Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., majoring in Computer Science Information Systems. Marie... Read more

Luke Fox

Luke Fox spent 6 years in California's foster care system. Before he was adopted, Luke Fox was moved between receiving centers, Non-Related Extended Family Member placements, foster homes, his biological mother's house, and Supervised Independent Living Placements. His entry into care was the direct result of emotional, physical, and sexual... Read more