Kids Stories

    Jay's Story

    If you neglect a seed, it will never grow. It will never blossom. When Jay was a small child, his mother abandoned him. He never knew his father. His mother lost parental rights and he was adopted by a single mom. Within a few years, his new mom started to...

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    The Natural

    Some people are just naturals; born with talent. Some are natural musicians. Others are natural artists. Raj is a natural athlete. He was always athletically-inclined, but never had the opportunity to play any sports when he was young. In fact, Raj was not allowed to play outside. He spent much...

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    Meet Santana

    Everyday I am being prepared for obstacles that will come my way and guided along the path that I was meant to take. Because I was placed into The House of the Good Shepherd I have had choices of how I want to live my life.

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    Meet Daniel

    I was eleven years old, and this woman was screaming at me down the street, "You're stupid, worthless; that's why I gave your ass up." That was my first interaction with my biological mother. My mind was spinning as I raced home to confront my "mom." That's when my world...

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    Meet Deshawn

    My mom used to be good to me. Before she met her boyfriend, she and I spent all our time together reading and playing games. Ever since he came around though, she has been distant from me. They had three children together. Once they are all taken care of there...

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    Meet Evan

    My family was constantly reported to Child Protective Services for all different reasons, mainly for abuse and neglect. Those are just words to me because what I experienced was much more vivid. My life was a living hell. At a very young age, my mother would make me do things...

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    Meet Jill

    Our floor was covered in trash. Our clothes were never washed. We had no running water in the house. You can't imagine the condition we lived in. The house was so filthy that I could never invite anyone over. There were 10 of us, and my parents couldn't keep up...

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    Meet Sara

    I had always wondered about the scars all over my body. It wasn't until I was older that I finally found that I got all of them in my first year of life. I am now in foster care and live with a great family. Thankfully, I do not remember...

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    Meet Joey

    The bottom fell out of my world when I was nine years old. When my mom dropped me off on my godmother's doorstep I felt like a forgotten puppy. I was terrified. I couldn't believe she was just leaving me. What did I do? Wasn't I good enough? How could...

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    Meet Kevin

    I couldn't understand what was happening to me. I was only six years old and terrified to go to bed each night. Finally, I understood, but I kept the fact that I was sexually abused by my older brother bottled up inside for what seemed like an eternity. I was...

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