Welcome to What The Foster?, a podcast dedicated to giving a voice to the often voiceless population of foster children in the United States. This season we’re focusing on the often unheard and invisible population of current and former youth in foster care. What The Foster? Is produced by embrella, a NJ foster care non-profit.
For more information about our Future Is Family initiative, visit www.futureisfamily.org.
To learn more about embrella, or NJ foster care, visit www.embrella.org
Season 2 Episode 3 – Eric Liszt
Eric Liszt had been a foster parent for six years when he met his foster daughter, who we will call Angelica to protect her privacy. She was only four, but she was already experiencing intense psychological distress, and was hospitalized multiple times. It wasn’t long before he was traveling internationally to try to reunify her..
Episode 11 of What the Foster – Alejandra Part 2
In this Episode of What The Foster, Alejandra moves to the United States to live with her new family, but it isn’t the ending she imagined for herself. For more information on foster care in New Jersey, visit www.embrella.org To hear more true stories from foster care, visit www.futureisfamily.org
Episode 10 of What The Foster – Alejandra Part 1
Alejandra tells her foster care story, starting in a small town in Colombia where she faces neglect while her mother and father struggle with addiction. She and her brother end up in a foster home, but the neglect and abuse get worse, leading to her brother’s death. When the neighbors notice the physical abuse, they..
Stephanie, Part 3 – WTF? s01e09
Since entering foster care, Stephanie had relied on her social skills to navigate her life. Now that she was preparing for college however, all of the emotions and trauma that she had been running from were catching up to her. This week, in our final episode of Season 1, listen in to learn how a..
Stephanie, Part 2 – WTF? s01e08
In foster care after immigrating to the United States, Stephanie was determined to make the most of her life. After being separated from her mother and siblings, Stephanie wound up in a transitional living home. In this episode, Stephanie shares with us the ways her time in that group home affected her, and shows how..
Stephanie, Part 1 – WTF? s01e07
This week, we meet Stephanie, a German immigrant who ended up in the New Jersey foster care system after her arrival in the United States. Today, Stephanie works for Wells Fargo in public relations, but in 2006, that future seemed distant. Separated from her family as a teenager, Stephanie found herself in a group home,..
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Giving a “Voice” to a Vulnerable & Voiceless group
Great show with insightful dialogues about the challenges & adversity youth in foster care face. This is an often invisible, vulnerable demographic.