I was listening to moody radio back in May and I heard about
the foster care program and everything you where doing to help. I felt the
need to tell my story.
I am now 20 years old, and I entered the foster care
program four months after I turned six. I've stayed in multiple foster homes,
group homes, ect. My half sister and I were adopted when I was ten years old by a
family who seemed to care enough, along with a six month old boy I learned to
call my brother. However, when I turned twelve going on to thirteen, my adoptive
father had different ideas for me. I was no longer his little girl, but I was
his toy. He never raped me, thank God, but he did destroy my trust and self
esteem at the time. I reported his doings to a family doctor, which called me a
liar and sent me home. My adoptive mother did not believe me either, and neither
did my sister at the time. I was placed in a foster home and was bopped around
until I was seventeen , where again I was adopted by a family who I thought
loved me as well. But a few months after my eighteenth birthday they told me to
get out because I was attending a church they didn't like. Also, because of the
fact that I was eighteen, and they could no longer claim me on their taxes.
I know by the story it seems like I was a bad child, always causing problems. In my teen years I was a good kid, I mean sure I did normal teen stuff like
not doing my chores all the time or something but nothing major. I listened and
didn't give attitude. I did well in school and had many friends. I am now in
church, where I met my wonderful husband who I married in July and his family
has taken me into their home and showed me a family life. I am doing well and I believe everything I went through was to
bring me to God and to find the man God had planned for me. It was a long bumpy
road but it was worth it...
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