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Now, back to what I was actually going to write tonight... I was actually thinking about some misconceptions associated with foster care. I'm not sure if I've ever written about it, but I was thinking about the fact that people will actually look down on foster kids as if they were the ones who did something wrong.
Many foster children, especially those who are school-age and exposed to teasing, are made to feel bad about themselves for being in foster care. They are made to feel unwanted, unloved, or as if they did something terrible to be made to live with a foster family.
Actually, children in foster care have done absolutely nothing wrong. Their biological parents have abused or neglected these children in some way, making them unfit parents. These kids have been the victims; they have suffered through situations in their homes, have then been removed from the only home and family they've ever known, and placed with a family of complete strangers. They can't be blamed for their situations, and they shouldn't be made to feel like outcasts in society because of something that they have had no control over.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.