No one comes into foster care because of a pleasant situation.
Shenandoah Chefalo is the author of Garbage Bag Suitcase, a memoir of Shenandoah’s very difficult childhood growing up in foster care. Shenandoah wrote the book to bring attention to a, frankly, very poorly supported cause. Did you know out of 1.6 million incarcerated people , roughly 80% of them grew up in foster care? This is part one of a three-part interview underlining the main problems traditional foster care systems are unable to solve and what we can do about it.