“It seemed that every time I turned around I was being moved from home to home. For a while I didn’t even know if I would be staying the night at some places. After a while I had this dream in my head that I was on a highway and it seems as if the road never ends and my bags are packed in the car. I have no idea where I’m going and it seems like I’ll never stop moving.” – Dominique, Illinois
“For me a typical birthday in foster care depended on what foster home I was in. I remember ones that had no meaning and were barely celebrated and on the other hand I remember ones that were fun and exciting, because the foster family cared enough to remember and take the time to celebrate.” - Angela, Oregon
“When I won the Youth Spirit Award, it was exciting. And I have won many awards and things at school, too. But every time I walked up to receive my award, there was no family there to see me get it. Other kids had a mom or a dad to watch them get their award. It should have been a happy occasion. But for me… I wish I had a family there for me.” – Anna Maria, Connecticut
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