Foster care is a system in which a minor is placed into a group home or a private home with "foster parents".
On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 kids in foster care in the U.S. The average age for children in the foster care is nine. They remain in state care for two years or more. When the children turn 18 they are left without a permanent family or their parents rights have been legally terminated because the state is not responsible for them anymore. The children that leave foster care have a higher chance of being homeless and unemployed.
In this video, the girl tells her story about being in foster care. She tells how she moved a lot of times into different foster homes and how she lost someone she loved. Also her feelings about everything.
When a child is taken from her home and placed in custody. A social worker arrives and gives the kid a trash bag for their belongings. It is estimated that a foster child moves seven times before the age of 18 and with every move they get a trash bag. "Together We Rise" is an organization that helps the foster children get duffle bags instead of trash bags. They call it "Sweet Cases" because they put teddy bears in it, coloring books, blankets, etc. People volunteer to help foster children get duffle bags and help this program to rise. You can help these foster children by donating money to "Together We Rise". If you donate 25 dollars you are helping one child.