Sonia Aldape

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Sonia Aldape spent 4 years in California's Foster Care System Sonia Aldape is person willing to fight for those who need it most. Her passion extends to all underprivileged groups and she plans to pursue a career in case management or counseling incarcerated individuals and individuals challenged by drug abuse... Read more

Renee Tate

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Renee Tate spent over 8 years in California's Foster Care System Renee was in foster care for over 8 years. She was placed in 5 different homes until she moved to Palmdale to live with her eldest sister and her family of 4, along with two of my other older... Read more

Monisha Newbon

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Monisha Newbon spent 5 years in California's Foster Care System Monisha entered the foster care system during her teen years and spent 5 years in care. She switched from home to home, wondering whether or not she was ever going to be able to settle down. Monisha felt isolated from... Read more

Megan Lindsey

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Megan Lindsey spent 2 1/2 years in California's Foster Care System. Megan, who spent two years in the system, believes that foster care was a positive experience in her life. Her placement with a Hispanic family helped Megan overcome shyness, grow comfortable with a new culture, and eventually learn to... Read more

Marcelina Valenzuela

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Marcelina Valenzuela spent 7 years in California's Foster Care System Marcelina was born as a drug addicted infant and went directly into foster care. Her father gained custody of her at 4. Life at home was abusive, and Marcelina entered the juvenile system at age 13. She was in and... Read more

Katlyn Perugini

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Katlyn Perugini spent 2 years in California's Foster Care System. Katlyn entered foster care at the age of 16. She was in two placements over this time: a shelter for over a month and a home with 7 teenage girls and two birth children under the age of 12. Katlyn... Read more

Jennifer Nguyen

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Jennifer Nguyen spent 1 year and 9 months in California's Foster Care System. Jennifer was placed into foster care at the age of sixteen; her sophomore year of high school. In less than 2 years in care she experienced six different placements. Jennifer is currently living on her own by... Read more

James Monroe

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James Monroe spent 6 years in California's Foster Care System. James was in the foster care system for about 6 years, between the ages of 12 and 18. His stay in care included 6 different placements; one of them three times. James emancipated at 18 and has been on his... Read more

Ja'nai Spain

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Ja'nai Spain spent 14 years in California's Foster Care System While Ja’nai Spain suffered the separation from siblings and a constant change of placements while in foster care, through it all she maintained a positive attitude about her experiences. She believes the constant change she endured has made her easily... Read more

Iberia Zafira

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Iberia Zafira spent 2 1/2 years in California's Foster Care System. Iberia went into foster care at age 15 due to abuse at home. Although times have been tough due to family and financial instability, she is very thankful for the positive influences and opportunities in her life, especially people... Read more