Did you know that many youth in foster care go on to do some pretty great things? Here is a few of them and what they accomplished.


Part of the DC Comic universe, Shazam!’s main character, Billy Batson, is a foster kid. What this movie gets right is a nuanced portrayal of all the ins and outs of the complicated foster experience, couched in an entertaining movie that reveals the... Read more

Cordelia Cranshaw, Miss D.C. 2019

FosterClub had the privilege to chat with Cordelia Cranshaw, a former foster youth, and the reigning Miss District of Columbia, USA, 2019. Cordelia was in and out of foster care for most of her childhood, aging out of care at 21 years old. "Growing... Read more

Cassidy Mack

Cassidy spent her early years in the Texas foster care system (over 2,000 days in care!). At age 6, she was adopted by Jenn McKown. She started doing Musical Theater at a young age but after meeting Ryan Gosling, she decided she was interested in... Read more

Demetrius Jackson

Demetrius Jackson was the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County with 1,934 career points and the first McDonald’s All-American from northern Indiana since future NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp earned the honor in 1988. He also experienced foster... Read more

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish is an American comedian and actress who also experienced foster care. She currently stars in the comedy "The Carmichael Show" and starred in the movie "Girls Trip". At age 9, Tiffany Haddish acted as a mother to her younger siblings... Read more

Lacey Baker: Boundary-Breaking, Skater Bad Ass, and a Former Foster Kid

Lacey Baker
Lacey Baker is a rising star in the traditionally male-dominated skate world. She started skateboarding a few months after she started walking. She was two, briefly living in foster care in Southern California, and couldn't stop staring at the half-pipe set up in the backyard. "I was obsessed with watching my foster brothers skate," she says. "They asked me what I wanted for Easter and immediately my answer was skateboard." Read more

Robert W. Taylor

Robert W. Taylor
Robert W. Taylor was born in 1932 in Dallas, Texas. He lived in an orphanage until he was 28 days old at which point he was adopted by a Methodist minister and his wife. Robert later went on to be one on the founders of both the personal computer and the internet. Read more

Lorenzo Mauldin

Lorenzo Malik Mauldin IV (born October 1, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker for the Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville. " This is what I've been through, Coach. This is what I'm dealing with." -Lorenzo opening up to his college football coach, Charlie Strong, at the beginning of his freshman year. Read more

Tori Bowie

​Frentorish "Tori" Bowie (born August 27, 1990) is an American track and field athlete, who primarily competes in the long jump , the 100 m and the 200 m . She has a personal record of 6.95 m (22 ft 9 1 ⁄ 2 in) for the long jump, set in 2014. She... Read more