Hear My Story: Steven
Today, Steven goes to Fresno City College, serves on the Aspiranet Board of Directors, volunteers in Mexico and Africa, and works part-time in a restaurant. He’s an intelligent, well-rounded young adult with a caring heart and passion for helping others.
He’s overcome unfathomable odds.
After emancipating from foster care at 18, he reconnected with his biological father. What social workers considered a a happy ending Steven describes as “the worst year of my life”. He returned home one day to discover an abandoned apartment with his belongings stacked on the curb, leaving him homeless.
He recognizes that his success in life stems from one person teaching and believing in him.
“It’s hard to think where my brothers and sisters and I would be had it not been for that family that took us in,” Steven said.
His words to those considering foster parenting are clear: “take the leap, become a foster parent and care for a child who doesn’t have anyone else to care for them.”
Watch the video below to hear more of Steven’s story:
You Can Change a Life
As a foster parent, you can help youth like Steven thrive in a loving, safe home.
Complete the form below to learn more about foster parenting with Aspiranet.
To speak with Aspiranet’s Family Development Team about fostering, call (877) 380-HERO.