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Growing up in foster care

  • Featuring: Patrick Nickell & Scott Acord
  • Date Submitted: Jun 19, 2023
  • Location: Washington

Patrick opens up about spending his entire childhood in the foster care system. When he was just seven years old, he realized he would be spending his life in foster care. In his 14 years living in foster care, he was in 41 different homes. He credits reading with saving him, and the one thing he would say to someone going through a similar situation, “You can make it through this.” Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Patrick Nickell
  • Scott Acord
  • Foster care
  • Caregiver