Learn more about what it is like to be in foster care from these real stories. The stories are written by the youth, for the youth. Each youth below experienced foster care and shared their #fosteryouthvoice in order to inspire, advocate, connect to other foster youth and to show that their voice can make a difference. The views and opinions expressed in the Real Stories are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FosterClub.

Brotherly Love

My brother was everything to me. I wish we had stayed together. By Jeremiyah S. Growing up, my brother and I were known as the twin towers. We're both very tall and we both played basketball. Lots of times we'd play together, and... Read more

A Story of Resiliency

I remember abruptly waking up to the sound of glass shattering and my baby sister screaming. I tried to look around in the darkness to figure out what was going on, but couldn’t tell. My mother grabbed me and tried to hide me behind a rocking chair... Read more

Family Secrets

My Father raped me and said it was love. I can remember hiding in the bathroom when I was small, scared that my father was going to touch me in places where I did not feel comfortable. Some days when my mother would go out, I would... Read more


The Memories of My Rape Won't Leave Me. By Anonymous It wasn't my fault. That's what people say. Still, it haunts me every day. I wonder all the time, what did I do that made this happen? Does the fact that I was... Read more