I have been thinking about this so much lately and have been trying to find the words to use to support extending foster care to beyond 18 years old. Please forgive me if I ramble. This is so important to me.
At 17, I was an honor roll student in my senior year of high school. I had plenty of friends and a wonderful boyfriend, Nick. I was working part time as a hostess at a restaurant. I had plans to graduate high school and head off to college in Boston to begin my adult
Vanquishing The Monster I awoke today filled with excitement. Today was the day I had been looking forward to for months. Today was the day I was going to prove that "I am a better parent than you". Today was the day that all the planning and plotting and trying to figure out how to get people on "our side" had led up to. Today was the day I was finally going to come face to face with the monster. The monster has lived so vividly in my mind over the past few months. Today was