Tag: a foster youth's perspective

Restoration: a Foster Youth’s Story

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Sandra Gomez, FCNI Youth Partner
August, 28, 2019 -

The following is a true story written and shared by a young woman whose bravery knows no bounds. As you read Sandra’s story, remind yourself of the immense courage it required to not only live such a life of trauma and adversity, but how much it took to write it all down, accept the words as your truth and then be willing to share that truth with strangers. Thank you, Sandra, for rising above and continuing to reach for your dreams each and every day; for choosing joy and hope when it doesn’t come easy.  

Bailey’s Fight

A Former Foster Youth’s Perspective
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Intro by Sarah Davenport, FCNI staff
June, 13, 2019 -

Foster Youth who “age-out” of care at 18 or 19 face multiple obstacles, regardless of their intended route to adulthood. Whether they want to go to college, go to a vocational program, or work to meet their own needs, they do so with limited life skills and even more limited resources and support. They also forge their paths alone, without parental safety nets or financial assistance.

Journey to Forever; a Foster Youth’s Perspective

by
Amber S., an FCNI Rehabilitation Specialist and past foster youth
May, 21, 2015

June 3rd, 1998 was the best day of my life, next to the birth of my children and marrying the man of my dreams, of course. On that third day of June, I met and moved in with my new foster family. I didn’t know it at the time, but one day Desiree, Cloy and their two beautiful daughters, Shelby and Kaylee, would become my forever family.

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