1. Spencer: I came into foster care when I was only 4 with my younger brother. We were homeless after our house burned down and our mother couldn’t care for us. She never managed to get a job or a place to live and she eventually died. My brother and I moved from foster home to foster home. We never stayed in the same place long. I always felt like I was blamed for everything, especially when one of our foster homes decided to adopt my brother but not me. I barely got to see him when we were split up and I continued to move around. When my C2Adopt recruiter was assigned, she would spend a lot of time with me working on my life book and talking about my birth family. She even got me in contact with some of them and helped me to get visits back with my brother. After 10 years of being a “foster kid”, she also helped me find my forever family. Now, not only do I still have my younger brother, but I got a new sister and another younger brother!
2. Ava: Moving day is around the corner for me. I met my new parents at a match event that was organized by C2Adopt. There were video games for a bunch of kids looking for parents and potential adoptive parents to come together and play. I don’t like video games that much and I was nervous. So my C2Adopt worker set up a card game for me and a few other adults. That’s how I met my new parents! I’m still learning how to know my triggers and how to think before I act. My new parents understand that. I like them the most because they are honest and keep it real with me. I move in on April 17th after Spring Break. I can’t wait!