Finding Foster Families Who Gave Me the World
Child Welfare Information Gateway National Foster Care Month: 2019
Miguel came to the United States from an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, after his mom died from an overdose. Miguel was picked up by a man he thinks could have been his father and illegally brought into the United States. He first lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and then moved to Wyoming with his dad's friend who was abusive. Child protective services removed Miguel from the abusive home and he was placed in foster care. He was raised by two different foster families that supported him along the way, and he is now married, runs an auto repair shop, has a pilot's license, and was honored at the Hispanic Caucus in Washington, DC. Miguel credits his two wonderful foster families for saving him from a traumatic past and helping him become the successful man he is today. This Real-Life Story was developed as part of National Foster Care Month 2019.
UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN; CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS