Today 12/31/2014 is my last day as a ward of the state. I have officially aged out of Connecticut’s foster care system. I am on my own! No more social workers, stressful family visits and or six month reviews. At age 17 I meet a family that would become my forever family. I remember telling them that I was not meant for a family and that I didn’t know how to function within a family. . I warned my mom and family of my mental health, that it drains me and the people around me; every negative reason I could think of was my excuse because history had taught me that I was no good and didn’t deserve a family.
They took me in anyways. It was hard, I’m hospitalized often, we fought, I moved out, and moved back in. Some days I wanted to never talk to them again and we even hurt each other’s feelings. However, they didn’t get give up on me. Sometimes I wish they did. My mom said “you are the daughter we chose and sometimes families fight.” I’m still getting adjusted
Not to mention I have a “Dad.” I’m too blessed.