31 min

A Foster Care Alumna Speaks About Foster Care Reform Fostering Conversations

    • Parenting

Stephanie Byrd is a "foster care alum." She tells the story of how she was left at her birth hospital, adopted, then rescued by the state from an unhealthy adoption placement, and subsequently "aged forward" from the foster care system. Based on her experiences, she talks to her friend and interviewer Shay Stinson about her vision for foster care reform, including what proper trauma-informed care looks like. Byrd is a wife, mother of five, and active foster care advocate. 

Stephanie Byrd is a "foster care alum." She tells the story of how she was left at her birth hospital, adopted, then rescued by the state from an unhealthy adoption placement, and subsequently "aged forward" from the foster care system. Based on her experiences, she talks to her friend and interviewer Shay Stinson about her vision for foster care reform, including what proper trauma-informed care looks like. Byrd is a wife, mother of five, and active foster care advocate. 

31 min