Capacity Building Center for States (2021). Young Adult, Formerly in Foster Care: Your Past Doesn’t Dictate Your Future. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Desiree is an alumna of the foster care system. She lived with the same foster care family for 14 years. She entered foster care with three of her siblings, and wants to use her experiences growing up in foster care to make a difference for those still in the system.