Anthony Turner

Anthony Turner is a survivor of foster care. He has partnered with Life From the Ashes and invites you to visit his website and check out his pod cast. This Podcast is about my experiences in the Foster Care System. I share vulnerable stories about how I navigated the Foster Care System in NYC andContinue reading “Anthony Turner”

Failed Reunification. Age 14 Diary Entries

July 10, 1999 Age 14 I can’t believe it.  I’m actually home. This morning when I got up Mitch and Jene had a little talk with me about how all good things must end.  Then they all helped me load my stuff.  They also gave me my mattress, the dolphin sheets, and bedspread.                When momContinue reading “Failed Reunification. Age 14 Diary Entries”

Problems stemming from the Adoption and Safe Families Act.

I wrote this paper, a few years ago, in grad school. It takes an in-depth look into the history of foster care, the introduction of the Adoption and Safe Families Act and the negative consequences this act has had on foster youth. Negative impacts include high levels of homelessness, poverty, drug abuse and mental healthContinue reading “Problems stemming from the Adoption and Safe Families Act.”

Foster Home #2. Ages 13 and 14

I have to say, this one was a hard read for me. I had typed these entries out 6 years ago and at that time I had not recognized how much anger and sadness was taking over the person I was because I still harbored some of that in 2013. Reading these entries anger theContinue reading “Foster Home #2. Ages 13 and 14”