A glimpse into foster care reaffirms her will to make a difference

EL PASO, Texas — Growing up, I thought having my parents split-up was the most devastating event in my life. My grades in school took a downward slope as I knew my life would never be “normal” again. I would wake up in the mornings knowing that one parent would drop me off at school and the other would be there to pick me up. I knew I had two places to call home and that my time spent at each one had to be considerate of the other. The idea of a split family was a horrible one nonetheless, but a survivable one for sure.