JULIE POWELL / BE THANKFUL
"The foster care system has taught me that there is always room for more."
Julie Powell shares #HerStory for #SpeakUp:
"I was in a stable home, and thankfully I never had to move or change homes. I was in foster care for 9 years. My biological family never asked for visits but it was 9 years before I was released for adoption. 9 years is too long. Terminate rights and move on.
The one thing I needed the most when I was emancipating from the foster care system was closure.
My advice to someone in the foster care system now is to be thankful."