Foster Care Introduction

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.

11 Replies to “Foster Care Introduction”

  1. Hi Eugenea,

    Thank you for creating a blog about foster children. There are so many things to be said and understood. I do know a family who lives in my neighborhood and they have a foster child. She always looked lost in her world but it makes sense after moving in and out of homes. I will be looking forward to reading your posts.


    1. Hi Zaria,

      I really appreciate your feedback. Your description of looking “lost” is exactly how I felt when I was in foster care. The more a kid moves the more disoriented they feel. My best way to describe foster care is living through a maze or labyrinth if that makes any sense. Nothing about foster care makes sense to the child. It will be great to have you on board with your comments, I look forward to your input as well.


  2. It’s difficult to locate well-informed people on this matter, but you seem like you understand what you’re talking about!

    1. Thank you, Arleen.

      Foster care is a topic that is highly sensitive, it’s a lot like talking about adoption, death or sex where it is not easily discussed. Today there are more and more people wanting to share their experience. I really believe this is a major turning point to making foster care a safer haven for children in crisis. The more we know the better it will be for the future children who need every glimmer of hope to bringing them through a very tough crusade.

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