Many former foster children end up homeless, dumpster diving for food, on drugs, incarcerated, at worst in body bags, at best, living on the fringes of life.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
More than 80 percent of all children in foster care have serious emotional problems, childrensrights.org.
Carol Lucas’s new memoir "Fostered Adult Children Together, On the Bridge to Healing… Will we ever get over it?" is comprised with more than 60 stories from former foster children, including Lucas’s story, immersed with revelations and emotional journeys they experienced while being moved around the foster care system.
Fostered Adult Children Together, F.A.C.T., is an organization Lucas founded. This organization was created to gather former foster children together to help end their isolation and give each other courage, strength and hope in recovering from their unique issues.
"I wrote the book to help promote the support group I formed for former foster children," Lucas said. "I wanted the stories to be in the book for other former foster children to read and be able to connect to, to help them heal."
These foster care survivors wrote stories that involved a variety of subjects from domestic violence, malnourishment, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, drugs and loss of siblings.
"The purpose of the foster care system is to provide a safe haven for children without one, helping them to cross the bridge from foster care to aging out, but sadly the bridge often leads to nowhere," Lucas said. "Many former foster children end up homeless, dumpster diving for food, on drugs, incarcerated, at worst in body bags, at best, living on the fringes of life."
Lucas hopes that F.A.C.T. will help build a bridge to healing for former foster children.
For more information, visit http://www.factsupportgroup.com.
"Fostered Adult Children Together, On the Bridge to Healing… Will we ever get over it?"
By Carol Lucas
Retail price $31.95
Available in paperback and e-book.
About the author
Carol Lucas resides in Howell, Michigan and was the founder of the organization F.A.C.T., which is a self-help support group that is based on Ten Stepping-Stones and the Bridge to Healing. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Michigan.