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Fostering Teen Girls
Fostering teen girls is challenging, there is no easy way to put it. Most foster parents take in children under five years of age because they haven’t developed numerous bad habits and for the most part can forget the events that happened. But what most people don’t know is the percentage of teen girls that most likely finish high school is very low, become pregnant is extremely high, and learning to live in society is difficult.
It’s scary moving into a new house, with a new family, new rules to abide by, and living on survival mode your whole life because you never know what’s going to happen at home. Then you hear the words no one ever wants to hear, you’re in the system and labeled as a foster child. So many people know your life story now and the things that went on at home, behind closed doors, asking questions you try every day to forget because it’s so terrifying and shameful. You think all this happen because of something you said or done.
Over the years I have fostered or been a part of four beautiful young ladies. Each had a different path and my job was to help get there. There was good time and bad times, laugher and crying, lessons to be learned but life is not easy, it’s work and you determine what you want out of it.