These are a few images from an ongoing project on foster care, particularly adult survivors of the system.  My first job out of college was as a caseworker.  It exposed me to the array of problems -- poverty, drug abuse, mental illness -- that separate families.  Years later I reconnected with some of these children, now grown with their own families.  Some have broken the cycle and kept their children out of the system.  Other survivors I have found have not been as fortunate and and have had their children removed from their custody. 
       
     
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 These are a few images from an ongoing project on foster care, particularly adult survivors of the system.  My first job out of college was as a caseworker.  It exposed me to the array of problems -- poverty, drug abuse, mental illness -- that separate families.  Years later I reconnected with some of these children, now grown with their own families.  Some have broken the cycle and kept their children out of the system.  Other survivors I have found have not been as fortunate and and have had their children removed from their custody. 
       
     

These are a few images from an ongoing project on foster care, particularly adult survivors of the system.  My first job out of college was as a caseworker.  It exposed me to the array of problems -- poverty, drug abuse, mental illness -- that separate families.  Years later I reconnected with some of these children, now grown with their own families.  Some have broken the cycle and kept their children out of the system.  Other survivors I have found have not been as fortunate and and have had their children removed from their custody. 

jana_09.jpg
       
     
Catherine_c02-copy.jpg
       
     
09a-copy-2.jpg
       
     
Catherine_06-copy.jpg
       
     
Jessie_01-copy.jpg