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...

Kimberly, an adoptive foster mom

“Kimberly” is a middle-aged foster parent with ten years of experience. She has had five (non-kin) foster children. She worked as a nurse while fostering, and her husband worked as a police officer. She self-described as middle class, and at the time, she and her...