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Phated2845785 karma

13 years and 42 homes. 16 homes and 12 different high schools, in just those 4 years. Still managed to graduate with my class. My mother used what she called the "Board of Education"... a 2x4 with a handle. Only lived with her from 6 to 11, ending her rights at the ripe age of 12.

As someone who ran through a very similar life as you, and just so happened to turn out... "normal"... I have a few questions...

  1. I was placed in State ran group-homes (7+ kids, one roof) multiple times. What, if any, where your experiences with those types of homes? Anything you would do differently in their operation?

  2. In State ran foster homes, where you ever placed in a home that mis-treated you?

  3. Did you have any experience with private foster care? ie non-state ran, both non-profit and profit?

  4. Do you think the number of "Cash Checkers" in the foster care system is a good thing or a bad thing? (These are foster parents who do it for the money, while treating the kids rather poorly. These range in extremes.)

  5. Do you keep in contact with any of your foster parents in the past?

  6. Have you spoken to your parents since aging out?

  7. Perhaps the biggest. I'm 28 now, so its been a decade and I've had the blessing of time to heal many of my old wounds of the past, but have you done anything so that you personally will not continue the cycle of violence in your family?

Thank you for taking the time. I'm mostly a lurker, but this is also something I've done things for in the past, and something that hits rather close to home... Have a wonderful day, thanks for posting!

Phated284543 karma

And for that, a wee bit of gold. Congrats on the trip, and its awesome your cancer free as well.

Phated284525 karma

Sam, are you interested in getting back into anything on TV or will your focus go more towards movies?

Thank you for your time!

Phated28455 karma

Instant fan. Got the Student Prime a week ago. Going to watch the hell out of this.


Phated2845-8 karma

Op, pls answer this as a yes....