Professionals

No professionals who participated chose to have their stories shared on this website. However, professionals who participated in the local South Texas fieldwork are included in the broader analysis for the larger research project that combines the website stories with...

Heather, a fostered youth

“Heather” writes as a 30-something, white adult about her experiences in foster care from ages seven to 16. During that time, she had five placements. She described her childhood class affiliation as below poverty/poor, and the same for herself currently, making less...

Antonia, a fostered youth

“Antonia” writes as a 30-something adult about her experiences in foster care from the time she was 13 until she aged out at 18. In those five years, she had five placements, including foster families and kinship care. She is now a successful, middle-class...

Dani, a natal mom

“Dani” self-identified white, in her early 30s, and living in the Carolinas. At the time her four children entered foster care, she described her class affiliation as below poverty/poor and their family income as below $50,000 a year. She was a student then, and is...