My foster care story

Iowa youth share their foster care stories

All kids and youth, including those in foster care, deserve a safe, supportive environment as they learn and develop. Iowa is making progress toward that goal — but we're not there yet.

In collaboration with Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP), funded by State Policy Advocacy and Research Center (SPARC), we talked with former foster youth in Iowa about their stories, the challenges they faced and their ideas for improving the system. Listen, learn and engage as we work to make sure all foster kids and youth thrive in our state. Listen to their stories below. 

Maria's story Robert's story Tracy's story


© 2019 Child & Family Policy Center. All Rights Reserved.