From my own experience I can testify that I know it is so important for foster children to hold onto their identity. When a child is in care they struggle with an identity crisis after losing their biological connection to family. The Foster child struggles to fit into a foster home especially when their biological surname does not match the foster family’s surname. When I was in school everyone knew I was a foster kid because my name didn’t match my foster family’s name. Some foster parents would change my last name to their’s so when I finished high school I had many last name changes over the years. My first name was changed many times as well. Foster children lose everything including identity which is one of the most unnecessary changes and most damaging to self worth.