Help Your Child

by Annonymous
(Arizona, USA)

I am 16 and I was taken away from my parents when I was only 3 months. I was in foster home for 7 years and I didn't know what it was like to have memories that are heartbreaking enough to just picture. They were real for me. If you are a mother or father who are fighting for your children, please don't give up on them. It's the worst thing you can do.


As I was getting older, my foster parents who live in California were indeed the most cold-hearted people I've ever met. I was not allowed to shower with warm water. I was forced to shower with water and ice at the age of six. I was supposed to be in a safe place, but there was nothing safe about it in any way.

I remember I had to eat on the floor like a dog. I even had my own bowls with my name on it. I was beat often and it had got to the point where I begged them to stop. I was not allowed to speak while I was around them, nor when the social worker would pay visits. However, the social worker never believed me until she noticed scars on my legs and arms, she then noticed how I was struggling to see.

I was touched by my foster father and brother. I couldn't sleep at night because they were always there. It got to the point where my foster mother was jealous and beat me till I couldn't walk. I blamed my actual parents, and till today I still do.

Please, if you are fighting for a child, don't give up on them. Keep faith because it's just a nightmare. Help them. Don't let them feel alone as I and many others did and are feeling. Please don't give up. I was pushed to the point where I wanted to commit suicide. I thank god I didn't but I don't want someone to actually do it. PLEASE. DON'T GIVE UP.

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