My Journey Through Foster Care


The Beginning…

Hi. I am Jasmine and I want to tell you about what I have been through when I was a foster kid. I didn’t have a good childhood till I was 6. I was taken [away from my biological home] with my baby brother when I was four years old. My brother was 15 months old then. I was playing outside in my backyard when I was told to get my brother and go with a lady. She took us to a new home. I remember being told I would stay here for a while so my mom could talk to some people.


Moving from Home to Home

I can’t remember much of that home, but I do remember staying with a nice old lady in the woods where I caught lizards, snakes, and frogs. We were happy there, but she couldn’t take care of us. I can still smell the pines. I was sad when we left.

I can’t remember the next home, but one home was a nightmare! The lady we lived with hated me, but loved Dalton. Her son teased me and put me in timeout for hours! The only thing I liked about them was their pool.


My Adopted Home

I came to the Fink house. This house was what we needed all along. We like it here and [my brother and I were] adopted by the Finks. This is the nicest home we have ever been to. Shortly after we came here, we met Matthew and Cody. [Our family began doing visits with them with the intention to adopt them.] They are now my adopted brothers. Today I am 11, Matthew is 14, Cody is 16, and Dalton is 8. We love our home. This family is a strong one, also mom and I are very similar to each other. We like the same things and are pretty.

What do you think?

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  1. This is beautiful Jasmine! I am so proud of all of you and your parents, the Finks!

    • Thanks, Linda. Jasmine is an extremely talented young lady. I’m biased but I’m very proud of her also.

    • Thanks Linda.

  2. Jasmine,

    Your journey had a very sad beginning, but a wonderful ending! I’m so thankful that you’ve been able to endure all that you’ve gone through to find your forever home with The Fink Family. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

    – Christine

    • Thanks, I like to talk about the past sometimes.

  3. Jasmine, I am so happy that you and your brother found a wonderful, safe, loving home. Blessings to you and to your family, Sweetie!

    • Thanks, I think you taught mommy very well so I would like it here.

  4. This is great Jasmine. It is wonderful of you to share your story. Thank you!

    • Thank you. I like to share with friendly people.

  5. I knew you were special the first time we met. I am so proud of you and your family. I love and miss you!!!!!

    • I am so thankful for this family including you! I will be writing to people, so tell people about the website. Love you and miss you too!

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