A regular writer for Fostering Media Connections’ Youth Voice Program, author Jessica Castillo has compiled her experiences into a new book “Trash Bag of Memories.” Based in Los Angeles, Castillo writes about the ups and downs of her foster care experience, as well as the deep love she has for her biological mother. Castillo writes regularly at https://imprintnews.org.
Adoption, Self-Harm, Secrecy & Shame
By Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S, CTS, LCPAA At the tender age of 5 years old, Rebecca* took a belt and attempted to hang herself in her foster parent’s closet. She talked about wanting to kill herself […]
Rainy Days and Lazy Mornings
by Jena Hengstler Summertime is the ideal time to get outdoors for days filled with adventure, picnics, sunshine, summer sports and all things vitamin D and fresh air. However, an occasional rainy day may have […]
Foster Care Changed Me: Confessions of a Foster Sister
by Kai Joseph Foster care is grueling, emotional and overall just a huge bumpy roller coaster, yet it’s such a beautiful thing no matter the outcome. Foster care has made me into a better sister […]