Better Training for Foster Parents Could Have Changed My Life [chronicleofsocialchange.org]

 

When I was 11 years old, I went to the doctor for a check-up and my whole world stopped. In that one moment, the family I had spent six months becoming a part of decided against adoption. I was removed from my biological mother at just six months, and this was the closest I had ever been to joining a family.

One week before a judge made me somebody’s daughter, my almost-parents decided that they did not want “a kid with a baby.”

“You’re pregnant!”

“What were you thinking?”

“There are consequences for your actions.”

“You can’t stay here.”

When I was 12 years old, I gave birth to my incredible daughter, Seana. I ended up in a series of group homes, involved with juvenile justice, and lost my parental rights before I even had the chance to rock her to sleep.

[For more on this story by Anonymous, go to https://chronicleofsocialchang...amily-training/28441]

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