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Joshua spent 8 years in Ohio's foster care system. 10 years after birth, Joshua B. Hatch entered a system that would change his life forever. He and his family were in a situation of unfortunate financial instability. This eventually lead to Joshua and his brother to becoming wards of the state of Ohio. After eight years of being in care, and three different placements, Joshua emancipated out of the system. In the Fall of 2014, Joshua began attending Wright State University. He is now a junior studying psychology. He is President of The Black Student Union and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. Although he feels like he has accomplished many things, he still realizes that there are many more lessons he has to learn. He... Read more

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Shea spent 5 years in Montana's foster care system. As soon as Shea was born her father abandoned her, leaving her with only her mother. Traumatically her mother passed away one year later, which left her homeless in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The only next of kin willing to take her in was her grandmother, but she resided in Montana. She was sent to live with her grandmother and lived a relatively good life where Shea became involved in all sports but brilliant in soccer specifically. Although her social life seemed perfect, back at home was a different story. Her grandma had mental health problems and their relationship was extremely abusive. At age thirteen, news broke and she was sent to live in a group home until things... Read more

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Shea spent 5 years in Montana's foster care system. As soon as Shea was born her father abandoned her, leaving her with only her mother. Traumatically her mother passed away one year later, which left her homeless in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The only next of kin willing to take her in was her grandmother, but she resided in Montana. She was sent to live with her grandmother and lived a relatively good life where Shea became involved in all sports but brilliant in soccer specifically. Although her social life seemed perfect, back at home was a different story. Her grandma had mental health problems and their relationship was extremely abusive. At age thirteen, news broke and she was sent to live in a group home until things... Read more

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Misty spent 6 years in Washington's foster care system. At age ten, Misty entered the foster care system, along with her two younger siblings. During the six years Misty was in care, she was placed in three different households, three schools and three towns. Although moving around wasn’t easy and took a major toll on her, Misty was able to meet many amazing people. At the age of sixteen, she was adopted by her beautiful and loving grandparents. Misty ultimately went through the type of adversity that she never thought existed. She challenged herself to overcome it and went on to receive her high school diploma in Colfax, Washington. Currently, Misty attends Washington State University and will be receiving her Bachelors in Communication... Read more

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Misty spent 6 years in Washington's foster care system. At age ten, Misty entered the foster care system, along with her two younger siblings. During the six years Misty was in care, she was placed in three different households, three schools and three towns. Although moving around wasn’t easy and took a major toll on her, Misty was able to meet many amazing people. At the age of sixteen, she was adopted by her beautiful and loving grandparents. Misty ultimately went through the type of adversity that she never thought existed. She challenged herself to overcome it and went on to receive her high school diploma in Colfax, Washington. Currently, Misty attends Washington State University and will be receiving her Bachelors in Communication... Read more

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Lindsay spent 2 years in Arizona's foster care system. The level of mistreatment and poor choices surrounding Lindsay’s home life developed an unhealthy living environment, making it difficult for her to lead a stable and successful life. Realizing her potential, she left home in search of something more. She couched hopped for 2 years until she was taken into care. While in care, she was able to stay in her hometown by living with friends.They supported her throughout the remainder of her high school career and stepped in to be the family that she desperately needed. Throughout her struggles and experiences in her childhood, Lindsay found her niche in her school work and volunteering and decided to turn her poor situation into motivation... Read more

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Lindsay spent 2 years in Arizona's foster care system. The level of mistreatment and poor choices surrounding Lindsay’s home life developed an unhealthy living environment, making it difficult for her to lead a stable and successful life. Realizing her potential, she left home in search of something more. She couched hopped for 2 years until she was taken into care. While in care, she was able to stay in her hometown by living with friends.They supported her throughout the remainder of her high school career and stepped in to be the family that she desperately needed. Throughout her struggles and experiences in her childhood, Lindsay found her niche in her school work and volunteering and decided to turn her poor situation into motivation... Read more

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Kayla spent 9 years in Vermont's foster care system. Kayla grew up in a broken home. Her parents divorced when she was young due to her father’s abusive nature. Throughout the first nine years of life Kayla learned her father’s abusive ways and became out of control. Entering care at age nine, she experienced multiple placements while in care. Kayla was able to live a mostly normal teenage life thanks to her last foster home in which she spent her last 4 years in care. She got a job, obtained her license, and graduated on time. After exiting care, Kayla moved back closer to her family; she joined her local youth services bureau and entered transitional living. Kayla also started community college. Later, she became an advocate for her... Read more

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Kayla spent 9 years in Vermont's foster care system. Kayla grew up in a broken home. Her parents divorced when she was young due to her father’s abusive nature. Throughout the first nine years of life Kayla learned her father’s abusive ways and became out of control. Entering care at age nine, she experienced multiple placements while in care. Kayla was able to live a mostly normal teenage life thanks to her last foster home in which she spent her last 4 years in care. She got a job, obtained her license, and graduated on time. After exiting care, Kayla moved back closer to her family; she joined her local youth services bureau and entered transitional living. Kayla also started community college. Later, she became an advocate for her... Read more

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Johnathan LeGrande spent 11 years in pennsylvania's fosterclub. Growing up in the inner city of Pittsburgh; Johnathan entered the Pennsylvania foster care system during his fifth grade year of school. His abduction into the foster care system was due to unfit parents and unstable living conditions. Johnathan and his younger siblings were fortunate enough to be able to live with his older siblings instead of being separated. Nevertheless, he experienced both pros and cons living with his older brother. Johnathan soon grew unhappy with his living situation, so he started spending less time at home and more time in the gym, and volunteering with church events. He actively participated in the church choir, piano lessons, basketball, football,... Read more