Ridmi Coe

Ridmi spent 6 years in Vermont's foster care system. Ridmi Coe immigrated to the United States at a young age from Sri Lanka. She entered the foster care system at the age of twelve and remained in custody until she aged out as an adult. Her passion in life is... Read more

Ariana Guerra

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Ariana Guerra spent 4 years in Minnesota's foster care system. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Ariana spent 4 years in foster care. While her biggest struggle has been with reunification and maintaining healthy relationships, she found refuge in her education. With the help of her fierce support system she... Read more

Tristan Torres

Tristan spent 9 months in Nevada's foster care system. Tristan Torres spent 9 months in the foster care system in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his experience, he faced severe adversity because of his FtM (Female-to-Male) transgender identity. He is an articulate proponent in the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender+) community... Read more

Teal Martell

Teal spent 11 years in Montana's foster care system. Teal Martell is eighteen years old and has spent eleven years in the Foster Care system in the state of Montana. Teal’s experience in the foster care system was one that really made her who she is today. Separation from her... Read more

Eric Diaz

Eric spent 9 years in Massachusetts' foster care system. Eric, a resident of Massachusetts, has lived through the foster care system for about nine years. His life goal has been to bring justice where the voices are made silent and oppressed. It’s a tremendous goal he admits, but he states... Read more

Erika Salgado

Erika spent 4 years in Texas' foster care system. Erika entered the foster care system at age 14. Since then, she has been in multiple placements. She transferred to five different high schools and has been in foster homes, group homes, shelters, and residential treatment centers. Erika overcame the stigma... Read more

Ezekiel Adekolu

Ezekiel spent 11 years in Texas' foster care system. Ezekiel (Zeke) Adekolu was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He immigrated to the United States after his mother passed away. He was placed in foster care due to physical and emotional abuse and neglect by his parents. Even though he still experienced... Read more

Kristan Glover

Kristan spent 16 years in Arizona's foster care system. Kristan endured and conquered the struggles of the foster care system. She has strived in her studies at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, while also being one of their Student Ambassadors. After obtaining an associate degree she will be transferring to Arizona State... Read more