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"I felt safe with people I knew"

Amy's story of living in kinship care

Adult woman hugs her uncle who provided kinship care

Amy entered foster care at 15 after disclosing years of abuse at home. In addition to that trauma, it scared her to see how finally telling this secret changed her family forever. But family would also play a key role in her healing.

For nearly a year, Amy was placed in kinship care with her aunt and uncle. In this safe and familiar place, Amy learned how to build a foundation of trust that still holds 15 years later.

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