After leaving foster care, Jessica Francis had to grow up alone, often looking to Google for guidance.
“I had to figure out a lot of things on my own,” Francis said in an interview on the Foster Movement Podcast, produced by the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). In the podcast’s pilot episode, Francis shared her personal experience of navigating the foster care system starting at age of 12 before later pursuing higher education and career.
Without any other options, young adults leaving foster care often find that “if something happens, [they] don’t really have anywhere to go back to,” Francis said.
PODCASTS are such a great way to share information, resources, and the valuable perspective of foster youth, alumni, and advocates. There are currently three episodes available of the Foster Movement PODCAST and all focus on bringing "awareness to the difficulties associated with life in the foster care system..."
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