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Adulthood: From the Inside Out

The author is forced by her mother and stepfather to be the maid and nanny to her younger half-siblings. In kinship care, she's allowed to be a child again. (full text)

The author was physically and emotionally abused. When she ages out of care, she finds that years of being put down keep her from going after work or college. (full text)

A former foster youth talks about how reaching out for support and connecting with others who grew up in care helps her as an adult. (full text)
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