How I'll End the Foster Care Cycle

Brittany assesses the parenting she got from her father and her mother and decides which things she'll take from them when she has her own children. [read more]
Living For Myself, Not My Mother
  What Does Family Mean Introduction: What Does
‘Family’ Mean?


Although the author's family has let her down, she says blood ties will always be the strongest. [read more]
  Living for Myself, Not My Mother

Camilla's biological mother is uncooperative with foster care staff. Camilla must figure out how to draw boundaries to maintain a relationship. [read more]
Living For Myself, Not My Mother
  Loving Letters Loving Letters

After years in foster care, Erica re-establishes a relationship with her parents by writing letters. [read more]
  Finding Our Way Back Home

After three years in kinship care with a loving aunt, Janelle and her brother return home to their mom. But readjusting isn't easy for them or for their mother. Here, Janelle and her mother Youshell each share their side of the story, and explain how family therapy helped them rebuild their bond. [read more—Janelle's story]            [read more—Youshell's story]
Finding Our Way Back Home
  House of Cards House of Cards
Chaquana longs for a close relationship with her drug-addicted mother. But after years of getting let down, she decides that keeping her distance may be the best way to protect herself.
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  Getting Back My Heart
Alienated from his mother, Daniel falls into a life of drugs and petty crime, and ends up in foster care. But through regular visits their relationship improves, and Daniel is preparing to return home. [read more]
Getting Back My Heart
  Back in Touch

Back In Touch
Eric went into prison when his son Kharon was a baby, and hasn't seen him in 14 years. When Kharon visits Eric in prison, the two start building a father/son relationship for the first time. [read more]

  Forever Family
After Wanda regains custody of her daughter, she decides that it's best for her daughter to be able to maintain her bond with her former foster family. Wanda makes an effort to keep the family in their lives. [read more]
Forever Family