When you grow up in foster care, it’s awkward to meet new people as they don’t realize that you are not a biological child to the family that is caring for your needs. When you are making a new friend the question of who, where, or why you are not with your real family is hard to answer. It’s a question that doesn’t get any easier as an adult. The more times you move around the more explanations seem to emerge as it is generally hard for most people to absorb that a child would be put in such a difficult situation. I think that people genuinely care and want to help but don’t always know what to do.
My reason for writing a blog is to give the most valuable pointers and common sense in the understanding of foster children. When Foster children move in and out out of foster homes, they lose heritage, identity, culture, and family traditions. They become a “One Size Fits All” as they try to fit in, where ever they go. This blog will include some of my own experience to create a pendulum or shift to build a positive outcome for foster children. In the full circle, my dream would be achieved if every foster child, adoptee was entitled to know their legacy and human rights, and to come out unharmed.