There are 6,000 kids in out-of-home care in Wisconsin at any given time and 25% of them are teenagers. To bring awareness to the need for foster parents for children and youth of all ages, the SaintA Foster Care and Treatment Foster Care teams asked some former foster youth if they’d be willing to share their stories. And they did.
Though all of their experiences were slightly different, they all share the same sentiment: love and trust and a place to call home greatly shape us all. Not having those things shapes us, too.
Watch the video below to see how resilient some of the SaintA youth are – and why they think you should consider becoming a foster parent.
Even though the youth in this video are grown up, there are thousands of children in need of foster parents right now.