This is strictly stories from young people in and from foster care. This is why we do what we do, there are some amazing insights in here definately worth reading.

Looking Past the Doubters

Failure... I acted out because I wanted someone to realize, that I was a young girl who felt hurt, lost and confused. My behaviors were never looked at in that way though. I was put down for being “bad”. The entire time, I just wanted to feel like... Read more

Negatives Turn Into Positives

Sometimes people can be a little condescending to us “foster kids” when we try and do something that we love. Unfortunately, sports and fine arts are a few of the things that we are told we can’t do. However, in my case, being in foster care opened... Read more

Growth Through Darkness

I was in the foster system for most of my younger life, a long nine years. Being in the system I used to be my worst enemy, I grew up being told that I wouldn't become anything, just like my mother. I was a child with the biggest, wildest dreams... Read more

Growing Up

Growing up in the inner city of Pittsburgh without any limits placed on me I had to grow up fast. Not having anyone watching over me but having people to take care of made me feel like a full-time adult at the age of eleven. Being placed in a... Read more

My All- Star Experience

So check this out; me and my girlfriend Nicole went to go see the Amy Schumer comedy show in Pittsburgh. But before the show we were in the car talking about how I did not have many family ties in Pittsburgh or anywhere because I went through foster... Read more

Overcoming the Odds

First of all I spent nine and a half years in Vermont's foster care system. During those years my case stayed in the Newport, Vermont Department of Children and Families (DCF) district office. I also moved throughout the state while I was in care... Read more

Why So Discouraged?

Hello everyone! So I spent my time in care during my late elementary and middle school years. As you might agree, this time of life is crucial for youth to really begin figuring out who they are and what they want to be about. You can't... Read more


I have been told me multiple times that I would not be able to study abroad or do Independent Living while in my dorm at school. This really limited my options because at the time studying outside of the United States was one of my biggest goals. I... Read more