So why don’t we reward and keep the best ones?
Stephanie Stuck is a spunky high school senior who’s full of life, humor, and optimism. But it wasn’t always like that.
Growing up in a small town just south of Portland, Oregon, Stephanie barely knew her mother, and from a young age she bounced from foster home to foster home.
For much of her time in foster care, Stephanie suffered through emotional and physical abuse.
“When I was in the system, some foster parents would tell me I was dumb and stupid,” she says.