At the beginning of this year I went into MYFS’ Therapeutic Foster Care program, where I received encouragement and support for the first time in my life and actually felt like I had a family. My foster parents and I could cook together and crack jokes and I finally got an idea of what a family environment could be. I had never been told that life could be what I wanted it to be and my counselors showed me that I actually had a future to look forward to. Now I am working on getting my GED, have two jobs and will be moving into my own apartment soon. My foster parents opened my heart to wanting to help kids and now I want to go to college so I can open up my own day care. These possibilities never existed for me before.