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This Story About A Child’s Journey Through Foster Care Is Truly Mind-Blowing

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This Story About A Child’s Journey Through Foster Care Is Truly Mind-Blowing

Post by felicity on 7/18/2016, 11:22 am

I watched this video and was touched beyond my own expression.  I saw myself and was surprised that I was so young when I felt the same.  But, no one ever came for me or helped.  I grew into an angry and abused teen.  Still, at the age of 65 yo - many judge with little understanding of me or what I have endured.  

The overwhelming need to somehow be there for these kids is all that I feel now.  I do still feel helpless, because so many still look away - even other survivors - I am willing to do what it takes - as much as I can do - and, just hope others will come forward to help however much they are able.

Watch this with care for you - it may trigger you to want to care for you or other children - all in need of nurturing -

http://www.littlethings.com/removed-foster-care?utm_source=fbsp&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=19-D-3166[/mention] wrote:

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By Barbara Diamond
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Children placed into foster care are often angry, depressed and resentful — and understandably so. As such, many foster parents find it difficult to manage the relationships with their foster kids, and for one reason or another, these situations often don’t work out. The kids are then shuffled from home to home, yearning for love and stability.

This groundbreaking short film by Nathaniel Matanick is entitled “ReMoved,” and it follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her dysfunctional home, torn away from her baby brother, and placed into foster care. At times, it’s completely heartbreaking but captivating nonetheless. The Santa Barbara Independent writes, “It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope.”

The little girl named Zoe, played brilliantly by Abby White, is forced to cope with abusive relationships and the feeling of isolation. First, she catches her father abusing her mother. When the cops come to arrest him, all Mom cares about is chasing after the man who abuses her in an effort to get him back. Zoe is left to fend for herself. Then, the foster homes continue to fail her and no one seems to understand. But just when Zoe is about to lose all hope — assuming her new foster mom is ready to ship her out to yet another caretaker — there’s an unexpected twist. I guarantee it’ll leave you with tears in your eyes.

Please SHARE this moving short film with your friends on Facebook!

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Re: This Story About A Child’s Journey Through Foster Care Is Truly Mind-Blowing

Post by krathyn on 7/18/2016, 11:33 am

i spent a lot of time in foster care and my feelings never made sense but neither did what people did.
i was emancipated at 17 and completed high school on my own. i had three jobs to support myself
when i was 21 my 18 year old cousin ran away from home and wanted to live with me.
i told her she had to either get a job or finish school and she went back home.
we are no longer in touch.
nothing is predictable.

wishing you well-
Krathyn, Sebastian, Strawberry, (Kathie 3-9), kathrynmarie
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Re: This Story About A Child’s Journey Through Foster Care Is Truly Mind-Blowing

Post by felicity on 7/19/2016, 9:56 am

Part 2 - of "Removed" the video

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Post by brazen60 on 7/20/2016, 2:32 pm

thank you for sharing this video.

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