Source: Jlbirman1 [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons As you may know, May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. As a foster child myself, I spend as much time as I can trying to raise awareness about some of the myths and misconceptions around foster children and foster families. I also try and educate people on how to become foster parents, or contribute to the foster system however they can. I’ve appeared on several television programs and podcasts to talk about my experiences in foster care, most recently on CBS’s Good Day Sacramento, which you can watch below: After a number of issues within my family that led to me being bumped around between my aunt and my grandparents, I was lucky enough to be placed with loving foster parents who gave me the love and stability I needed to focus on my studies. It was truly a blessing, and without their support, I may not have had the opportunity to achieve success and happiness in my life. For more details on my experiences you can read my previous post, Yup, I was a Foster Child.
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