Ana's first word
After three years working with a developmentally delayed child, I picked up my phone to hear a little voice saying, “Mama.” This was Ana’s first word and her foster mother had called me, her Court Appointed Special Advocate, to share the experience.
As a CASA volunteer, I’ve spent years working with children, their families and the court system to help find children a permanent home, good educational opportunities and needed medical and social services. As I heard Ana find her voice, I wondered how, and whether, other foster youth found theirs.
Staying Put/Leaving Care