Some teens don’t need a second chance. They need a first.
Teenagers in foster care are similar to the teens you already know: they worry about fitting in, they stress about homework, and obsess about what clothes to wear.
“It can be hard because everyone treats you like you’re a bad kid. We’re just normal kids who want a family to love them.”
— Child in Foster Care
But unlike most teens, they also worry about where they will be living a month from now. They wonder whether their parents made it to counseling. And they are unsure about making new friends in a new place when they don’t know how long it will last.
Almost half of the children in foster care in Utah are ages 12–18. The need for families to care for teens is urgent.