A Call to Action: Hire Older Foster Alumni to Speak

As it stands, foster and emancipated youth agencies and non-profits that seek a youth perspective hire alumni between the ages of 18 and 24. This standard practice makes sense, given that more states are extending foster care

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About Georgette Todd 27 Articles
Georgette Todd is the author of “Foster Girl, A Memoir,” which includes court documents and chronicles her childhood abuse and teenage years in California's foster care system. Her latest book, “Life after Foster Care, 100 Things to Know,” will be available on Amazon beginning March 15, 2017. If you'd like to have her speak or give a training, you can contact her at www.georgettetodd.com


  1. I was in the system from 8 until I ran away at almost 16. As a high school dropout and homeless teen mom, it was hard to think it would ever get better. I’m almost 50 and have a PhD. I give talks often about my experiences and wrote a book called “Alternate Ending-An Inspirational True Story About Beating the Odds.” I couldn’t really write that until I knew how my life actually turned out. I’m also over the anger now, so I can speak from a healthier place. Love this article. Thanks!

    • Thank you for your comment and congratulations on your success. I am happy to hear you made it given what you went through. People should hear your story and perspective.

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