Joseph DeBiew

7 years in New York’s Foster Care System Joseph DeBiew grew up in Buffalo, New York. In 2005, he lost his mother and was put in the care of his grandparents. After struggling with addiction, Joe was put into a residential treatment facility and then bounced in between group homes... Read more

Shelli Guyer

2 years in Idaho’s Foster Care System Shelli Guyer is 18-years-old and from Idaho. She is currently going into her senior year of high school. She entered foster care at age 15 and remained until she was adopted at 17. Shelli wants to pursue a path of advocacy in continued... Read more

Anonymous

6 years in Vermont Foster Care System Anonymous* is a 21-year-old from Vermont. While in care, they were constantly moving from place to place, which led them to 17 placements. Overall, they have experienced moving between 70 locations. Struggling with stability based on their circumstances, they were unable to learn... Read more

Elizabeth Carter

4 years in Nevada Foster Care System Liz is a 19-year-old All-Star from Nevada. During her time in the foster care system, she was placed in four different homes. During this time she experienced hospitalization, physical and mental abuse, and homelessness. Despite her struggles, Liz participated in ROTC all four... Read more

Katie Gordon

7 years in Wisconsin Foster Care System Katie Gordon is a 20-year-old from Wisconsin. She was placed in foster care in August of 2009, when she was eleven years old. Katie was reunified about a month before her eighteenth birthday. Katie experienced two placements while in care. One placement was... Read more

Carson Long

3 years in Missouri Foster Care System Carson Long has been in care for three years and counting. He is attending Big Bend Community College for a two-year degree in Aviation. Carson has been in six placements: four foster homes and a group home twice. Carson played tennis for two... Read more

Cieanna Smith

3 years in Arizona Foster Care System Cieanna is a 20-year-old from the state of Arizona. She was in care for three years until she turned 18 including two kinship placements, a crisis center, a treatment facility, and a group home. She then decided to stay in extended care until... Read more

Kyle Johnson

16 years in Illinois Foster Care System Kyle Johnson is our All-Star from Chicago, IL. Kyle spent 16 years in the foster care system. He entered into care as a newborn and was later adopted at the age of two. He experienced two foster home placements, unfortunately, being separated from... Read more