I was four when I first went into foster care, but for a few years I moved back and forth between foster care and my mom’s home. Then, at the age of seven my mom terminated her parental rights. It was really hard moving around a lot, especially trying to adapt to different schools, families and homes. It’s a lot to handle, but I tried not to show it too much.
You get used to it and I think it made me stronger than most teenagers out there today. I grew up thinking I was all by myself and so, I adapted to doing things by myself. I’m 17 now, and I think it’s given me a lot more knowledge and opened my eyes about what the world can be like. I also learned how to talk to other kids and how to treat them. I think a lot of