Janessa Senter

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Age 21, 2 years in Iowa’s foster care system. Janessa entered the Iowa foster care system at the age of 14 years old. Her placements included youth shelters, group homes, and several foster homes over a short period of time. Janessa is very proud foster care alum and is now... Read more

Jacob Carmi

After spending two years in the foster care system in the Midwest, Jacob uses any opportunity to apply his first-hand experience to benefit and expand the child welfare system in terms of policy change, procedure, and even changing laws. He helped facilitate the first Department of Human Services training in... Read more

Laticia Aossey

Laticia spent 19 years in Iowa's foster care system. Laticia has dedicated her life to overcoming the statistics and stereotypes placed on foster kids. She was born to two teenage parents who struggled with abuse and addiction, which landed her in the system at an early age. She had to... Read more

Tracye Redd

Tracye Redd spent 6 years in Iowa’s foster care system. Tracye entered the Iowa foster care system at the age of 12. He's made his way through 8 different placements, including foster homes, shelters and even residential facilities. He graduated from high school a year early at the age of... Read more


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Isaiah spent 6 years in Iowa's Foster Care System Isaiah knows about foster care. He was removed from his home and put into a group facility at age twelve with no idea what to expect. A number of foster care placements followed until he finally "aged out" of Supervised Apartment... Read more