Kyle, a fostered youth

“Kyle” has an unusual story. He was only in foster care for one year and had only one placement during that time. He didn’t describe how he and siblings ended up in care, but did say that his family was working class at the time. He was reunited with his family at the...

Mark, a fostered youth

“Mark” is a 30-something, Caucasian, who was in Texas foster care for nine years, ages 9-18. He had two placements over those nine years, both foster families. He had positive experiences with his case managers and feel they made right decisions on his...

James, a fostered youth

James is an African American male in his early twenties who aged out recently. He spent 14 years in foster care and during that time he had 9 different placements. Those placements consist of foster homes and adoption by a foster family. He described his current...