Ask a Former Child in Foster Care

Do You Have Any Questions for a Former Child in Foster Care?

Our Blog Contributor, Daniel, was in foster care from age 11 to 19 and during that time, lived in nine different foster homes and two group homes in South Carolina. Since then, Daniel has devoted his career to helping children in need. He has worked for SC DSS, has received a bachelors degree and masters degree, and is currently working at a Public University. Daniel is willing and excited to answer any questions that you have about what it is like to be a child in foster care. Please submit your questions and he will be in touch with you shortly.

Previously Asked Questions

1What did you do to be in foster care?
"I didn't do anything to be in foster care. My dad died and my mom was put in jail for stealing credit cards and substance abuse."
2Do you still talk to your biological family?
"I do talk to some family members including a maternal uncle in Greenville who is a very successful businessman and a paternal uncle in Charleston who runs a t-shirt company. I also keep in touch with my oldest sister, who is in the Navy (and has her own family in California). My mom lives in Texas now and has gotten remarried, but I do not talk with her much because I don't consider her my mother anymore. I have other siblings but I don't keep in touch with them. I think one is addicted to drugs and I don't know what happened to her. The other one I just don't get along with."
3What did your parents do to you?
My dad died when I was in forth grade and my mom went to jail for stealing credit cards. My grandmother was around but she hated me and was unwilling to take me in."

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We are always looking for more opportunities to share personal stories about what it is like to be a child in foster care in our effort to find more foster parents for children currently in need. Thank you.