Yesterday I came across this TedTalk. This TedTalk is so real.. such a reality for foster children. This woman is incredible and relays this information so well. I was brought to tears through out the whole video and wanted to share this with you all!
I had seen this video a little while ago, but I wanted to watch it again in order to better respond. The entire thing really got me, but two things she said stood out more than the rest.
The first thing was this: It took a lot to get into the system.”- She says this when she is referring to how much she literally had to try to do everything possible in order to get help for her siblings and herself. Not only do I think the system took way too long in order to recognize that there was a serious problem going on within her family unit, but I feel like this happens more often than not. In my own personal experience, I feel like DCF took way too long to notice there were issues as well. And then when I did get removed from my parent’s custody, it wasn’t for the right reasons.
The second thing was this: “I think success is taking the hand that you’ve been dealt and moving forward anyways.”- I feel like this is one of the realest statements I’ve heard in a long time, specifically for its accuracy. I know many of us have not been dealt easy, or fair cards in this life. But the fact that we have chosen to continue to move forward and help others in the process is the amazing. I feel I gain nothing from remaining stuck in the muck! 🙂
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