Note from the administrator of the website: I received this story from Cory directly through Instagram DM's. He wanted other foster kids to hear his encouragement and for foster carers to know what kids really want to say to you. I am going to be including his story unedited and its entirety.
So when I was 6 weeks old apparently my mum and dad split up because of me, this had messed my dads head and me and my sister had to stay with him. He got very depressed turning to drink and drugs, not knowing the damage he will cause for the future, he had then for s girlfriend and started abusing her, when she wasn’t home my dad had turned to me and my sister, once he caused so much damage he broke my arm, me and my sister then got put in fostercare, not knowing what it was I was 5 at the time
I was really scared to to leave my dad, but we got told we would be in for two weeks (8 years later😂) so I thought it will be fine, I have been in 9 foster placements through all of this, still going to, we had contact with my dad but I never saw my mum, I realised then my dad was a horrible person beating children and women up and he deserves it back. I then heard my mum had another child he is called deejay! And I was 6 at the time, I was really happy. My mum had gone back into drugs when I was 8 so I never saw my brother till he was six years old
I refused to my mam if you don’t understand, I had then moved from a five year placement causing serious depression when I was 12, I had tried to kill my self twice I had smoked drunk did drugs, I wrecked my life
I then started boxing training (every time I hit the bag I think of my dad) I then got into fights for my club, I have had five fights and won every single one, I have a sponsorship to!, I stopped smoking when I started boxing stopped drugs stopped drinking, my depression, I’m still abit depressed but started seeing s counciler which is still ongoing
What’s worse though is when you get carers who have families l, I get really upset not being able to have a happy family, I don’t get loved my carers haven’t liked me for ages
All I want is this to be spread on your page and others, a foster child wants to be loved take them on journies they will never forget love them as if they are family and don’t treat them like sh*t
All foster kids who see this to, keep your head up you will be strong you will dont want to follow the path of your family create a happy life treat your kids when your older like how you want to be treated, fosterkids are the same we can be successful as everyone else can to
What would you like to say directly to foster parents?
For foster carers, I guess like if you buy the child something such as clothes, if they don’t wear them in whatever the time limit on the receipt such as 30 days take it back because a) you know the child won’t like that type of clothes b) you get your money back and not wasting
Also try and not give them restrictions whilst out but follow the rules because kids hate it when they can’t go somewhere, because it’s not in the “boundaries”
But main thing is always be nice to the kid treat them well as if their family, so that they can understand what a real family is, and if they go back to their real families they can understand what a real family is meant to be.