It’s hard to glimpse the girl who described herself as a “bag of bones” in the self-assured, articulate woman behind the podium as she shares, “When I was growing up, only two percent of children in foster care would attend college.” She continues. “Today that percentage has risen to. ….
Regina was invited to share her most memorable book giving/getting holiday experience. The 1998 memory of giving Geraldine Ferraro’s last book “Framing A Life” is what stood out the most.
One of Regina’s goals in writing Etched in Sand was to raise awareness of the challenges faced by older foster children, that they are adoptable and of You Gotta Believe! Newsweek/Daily Beast has already helped with this goal. Read here about The Case for Older Foster Children.