As a top motivational speaker for foster care conferences, I want to take this opportunity to bring awareness to the loving side of the foster care system. It seems like there’s always an article or a news story that reports about abusive foster parents or an incompetent social worker. While this may be true in some instances, I believe that there is an overwhelmingly amount of good within the foster care system. There are amazing foster parents who are emotionally invested in helping a child have a secure and safe environment free from abuse, molestation, drugs and neglect. Having spent thirteen years in the foster care myself, I can assure you that the system saved my life from brutal child abuse, death, rejection and abandonment. It’s because of a fantastic social worker and loving, committed foster parents! They provided me a safe environment to thrive in. They taught me how to connect, trust, creatively express myself and start the healing process which ultimately led me to forgiving my biological parents.
Watch this inspirational video about motivational speaker Derek Clark’s social worker and foster parents.