Stories by Teens in Foster Care
My Burdens as an Adoptee
My parents want me to be grateful; I want them to see the whole me.
I was born in Kentucky and only had about three days with my birth mother before I was put into foster care. While nine months pregnant with me, she had been apprehended by the police and forcibly hospitalized because she was homeless and suffering a psychotic episode.
Youth-written stories in Represent give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering insight into those teens’ struggles.