You are going to get a sneak at my journey of the foster homes that impacted me the most. The foster care system has made me who I am today.
Learning about permanency as an intern in 2010 was what I can only describe as amazing.
People who are interested in becoming foster parents often want to read perspectives on foster parenting from current foster parents. Youth perspectives can be helpful.
My name is Jessica Determan, I am 19 years old, and I am from southwest Minnesota. I have been in the child welfare system from ages 14 to 18.
Foster youth are very diverse individuals because they come from many unique backgrounds and cultures. I personally believe being a foster parent takes a lot of responsibility and patience.
There are many attributes that contribute to making a great foster parent, most of which coincide with just being a great parent.
As far as I remember, it was a good day at school. I went to my normal bus stops waiting to be picked up. Instead of my mom picking me up it was a lady who happened to be staying with us.
For many, we wanted to start 2017 on a positive note but since the new year began, we have seen the changes of the new government begin to take effect.
It is that time again. You're going into the big bad world of education and you're not sure if you're ready, if you want it, if it is even worth it. I know the feeling.