Aging Out Youth, Children in Foster Care, Forgotten FridaysOct. 31, 2014

Forgotten Fridays: From the Children // Repost

Quotes from children who have experienced life in foster care…

It is very hard in the foster care system. While living in these different places I had to transform myself and pretend to be someone I wasn’t in fear that I would be moved again and unloved. I felt like I was constantly moving, and never had a place to call home. I was always wondering when someone was going to give me a chance and not give up on me as everyone has. I felt voiceless because everyone made decisions for my life without asking what I wanted, and would ignore me when I tried to speak up. – Kamika

A typical birthday was one of the saddest times in foster care. … at times someone would say ‘Happy Birthday, Josh,’ but usually the day was silent. I would feel worthless, like no one valued my life. – Josh

My problem at the time was that I connected with people too quick. I got close to people and that was a problem when I had to leave. Even if you feel like you can trust that person—and you can—when the time comes for you to leave, you know you are never going to see them again. – Lamarr

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Read more truth from those who feel overpowered and voiceless.

(These quotes where taken from Time for Reform: Too Many Birthdays in Foster Care.)

Please pray and ask the Lord for direction on how He wants you to serve your local foster care community.

I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. I will NOT refuse to do the something I can do. – Helen Keller

Jillian Kellenberger

Jillian Kellenberger

Jillian has a passion for loving and reaching out to those who are hurting. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in social work. Her role with TFI began as a volunteer and a year and a half later she joined the team full time. She is now serving our TFI Advocates as Advocate Support.

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