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Negatives to PositivesSometimes 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 the door to doing what I love which is the opposite side of what most foster youth experience.

Before being placed into care, I didn’t have the opportunity to do do marching band, the activity that I love due to not having enough money to pay for the fees; let alone the transportation to make it to after school practices late at night. To prove those skeptics wrong, I personally worked really hard to get into a good high school, maintain my grades, and get back into band. Luckily, fate worked its magic and I believe that I was placed into the foster care system to have the opportunity to do what I love.

LettersThis is because instead of letting being placed in the system diminish my life, it actually helped it. By working hard and having expert connections, I landed the best situation while being in care and even though it may not have been a long foster life journey, I gained so much experience and knowledge about the system. I understood that I had to jump through as many hoops to get what I wanted and even though foster care happened to be one of my more challenging hoops, it certainly was worth it in the end.

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Negatives turn into positives

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The opinions expressed by the blog author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of the FosterClub or any employee thereof. FosterClub is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the blogger.