Foster Care’s Invisible Youth: LGBTQ Voices

There are approximately 400,000 youth in foster care in the United States. A disproportionate number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) children end up in the system, though an exact count is unknown. In this video, seven LGBTQ youth from the foster care system share their stories. Failed by their families, these young people go on to face rejection from foster families, invisibility within the system and incredible obstacles to healthy development. Their resilience and strength is evident in their stories. (Created by In the Life Media.)

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