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A Roadrunner provides a glimpse into the foster care experience

Life is often not easy for children in the foster care system, as Sombrilla Magazine uncovers in our feature story "Fixing a Broken System." While many children don’t find a permanent home through adoption, UTSA sophomore Blue Hess did. Jens and Irma Hess entered Blue Hess’ life at a critical point in his tenure with the Texas foster care system. “I was well aware when I first went into foster care that, at 18, you’re kicked out of the system,” he says. “As I was in the system getting older, foster parents were telling me, ‘If you don’t get adopted over the next two years, you’re never going to get adopted’ because older kids are always the last to get adopted.”

Watch his story…


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