Six things you should know about growing up in foster care

Six things you should know about growing up in foster care


Mary Lee, recently honored by the White House as one of twelve Foster Care Champions of Change, was once a foster child. Having gone through the system, she now advocates for kids in care, especially those who are aging out (turning 18 without reuniting with their biological family or being adopted).

Lee believes that in order to help, “we need more people to understand foster children and the unique challenges they face.” I agree. The first step is seeing and hearing these kids and their realities.

Read her article in Huffington Post to learn “six things foster children and youth want you to know.”