Teens in foster care are among the most vulnerable and overlooked population in our community. Many who consider becoming resource parents imagine they’ll be fostering an infant or young child. But nearly a quarter of all kids in foster care are 14 years of age or older. Many of those children often fall through the cracks. Still, no matter how old a child is, all they want is someone to love, care and believe in them. You never outgrow the need for a family.
Our Laura Cavanaugh sits down with 18 year-old Raven Slater, a young woman who has beaten the odds, to talk about her experience growing up in the system, how it has enabled her to thrive, and how she was reunited with her siblings. Laura also speaks with Kathy Elmore, a foster adoptive parent, whose personal family story fueled her passions of mentoring young teenage girls and keeping siblings connected.
With a little structure and encouragement, you could change the trajectory of a child’s life forever.
If you have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the life of a child, open your home and open your heart.
To learn more about becoming a resource parent, call 1-877-792-KIDS or log on to sandiegofosterkids.com.