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Successful Families

Love and Hope in this World for a Little Girl

Samatha H. from DelRay Beach, Florida

Hello, my name is Samantha. I was a foster child in the state of Texas from 1989-1997. Before that I was in and out of foster care for about three years in a couple of different states. I was in the system for about ten years, maybe a little more till I was adopted at the age of sixteen.

I was forunate to have been adopted at all considering my age and I also had siblings. I was adopted with one of them, my brother.

I came from a very unstable and abusive home as a child. I was lost and scared and I felt my brother and I were alone in the world. We were in and out of so many homes untill we were placed with a foster family in Corpus Christi, Texas. I was eight years old and my brother was five. That foster home changed my life. They taught me that there was still love and hope in this world for a little girl that had been abandoned by everyone else in her life.

There was difficulty in our adjustment considering everything we had been through, but this family was patient with us. We had so much pain and anger in us, but we slowly learned and believe that these wonderful people were not going to abandon us.

I have so much I would love to share with you. We ended up getting adopted by a wonderful family when I was sixteen and my brother was thirteen. That was ten years ago. I am now twenty six years old.

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