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Mary Lee, former foster youth and FosterMore advocate, shares the story of her life.- Mary Lee’s story

Mary Lee’s uplifting story exemplifies the positive and productive lives that youth in foster care can lead.  Her story shows that children in foster care can succeed just like anyone else, and that foster care didn’t define her, just as it doesn’t define any of the 400,000 children in foster care in the United States…. Read More »

"[I'm] not only making [my] own dream a reality, but helping others’ dreams as well."- Jasmine Torres

Growing up in the neighborhood, Jasmine dreamed of attending the University of Southern California. At age 11, her dream was deferred the day she received news that she would have to live with her grandmother. Although living with their grandmother, Jasmine was tasked with caring for her younger siblings. She washed their clothes, prepared their… Read More »

"None of this would have been possible without those individuals who I met during my moments of hardship." - Michelle Escandon

I remember it all like it was the other day, the moment I found her double life, my mother’s bag of meth. I must have been 12 years old when I found it in her drawer, I thought nothing much of it at that time. I didn’t realize that meth, and alcohol would forever be a… Read More »