My name is Justin. I’m 12 years old. I went to six different places in foster care in 2 years. I couldn’t control my anger so I went from foster home to foster home and had to go to the hospital a few times. My mother, father and grandfather all beat me so when I got angry I didn’t know how to get calm. My foster dad worked with C2Adopt to adopt me. They gave him training on how to respond when I got angry. He’s kind of “old school” so he didn’t agree with everything, but he started helping me to calm down by reminding me that he loved me. He told me he would always be there for me no matter how angry I got. My adoption was finalized early last year. I’ve gotten a lot better but I still struggle with my anger. But he’s still here. He still loves me!
Callie, Caitlin, and Alex:
I am Callie and I am the oldest. It is my job to take care of my brother and sister because my parents weren’t able to. They wanted to, but the social worker said there was too much trash and too many bugs in our house. We missed a lot of school because we didn’t have the stuff we needed to go. And when we got sick we didn’t go to the doctor. Now we live with nice people, but they only want to be foster parents, not a forever family. I am fourteen and in the eighth grade. Caitlin and Alex are twins and are nine. They annoy me sometimes, but I love them and we really want parents who will adopt all of us together. We would love to live in the country with lots of room to play outside and lots of pets. I really want a mom who will cook and clean so I don’t have to do it. Mostly, I want C2Adopt to find a mom and dad who will help us with our homework, play with us, and keep us safe. That’s what Caitlin and Alex want, too.