Video: Shane Tells of Aging Out of the Foster Care System

This story of Shane’s life in foster care and aging out of the system opens our eyes to what it is really like.

Shane’s mother gave birth when she was just 15 years old. He knows he was loved, but his mother was addicted to drugs. This meant that Shane and his brother were placed in foster care. Shane’s foster care experience has affected his actions throughout life.

He had high hopes when possibilities of adoption appeared. But when it didn’t pan out, the disappointment had a huge impact on Shane.  Insecurities and guilt accompanied the disappointment.