Elian Ortiz

6 years in out of home care in California Elian Ortiz experienced kinship care with 3 different caregivers throughout 6 years of her youth. She went on to obtain a Bachelors degree in Social Work and minor in Child Development. Upon graduating, Elian was selected to be an All-Star Intern... Read more

Minny Whitfield

6 years in Michigan’s Foster Care System Minny is a 20-year-old student at Michigan State University who is studying social work. Minny has been inconsistently in foster care for about six years. She was initially removed from her mom and placed with her dad. Minny then experienced domestic violence at... Read more

Devon Jenkins

5 Years in Minnesota’s Foster Care System Devon Jenkins is a 20-year-old foster youth from Minnesota. Devon encountered his first out of home placement at the age of 13. Since then he has been in five out of home placements and three congregate care facilities. Although his experience in congregate... Read more