Porsche Evans / The life you were given was not your choice but you can choose to make it a great one.
Maintaining a positive relationship between my 10 siblings and I was the most defining challenging experience of my foster care system stay. We were tossed from home to home and torn between remaining in a comfortable home or leaving with your sibling because one of you were unwanted. Altogether we were in a total of about 50 foster homes, but through the help of a few people who truly cared, we are closer than ever and spend time with each other every chance we get!
Remember you are wonderfully designed and perfect in your own way! The life you were given was not your choice but you can choose to make it a great one. I did and so can you. Random acts of kindness go a long way. Someone told me I was great and I became just that. Now pass it on!
The foster care system taught me the world can be a very dark place, but you don't have to be that way. Bring light to the world by being good to yourself when others fail; in addition to teaching me the importance of education. I could be anything that I choose to be! It taught me how to be a great sister, an independent woman, a wonderful role model, a great mentor, and an outstanding mother. But most of all it taught me how to love, and I am forever thankful for that!
What I needed most was a plain and someone to mentor me in the right direction. I also need reassurance that I did not have to return to what was once normal because someone who cares was always waiting for me. I needed stability beyond 18.