An excellent interview with 28 year old Brenda who had her seven younger siblings go into the foster care system. On her own by 18, with a child, Brenda shares her story about how tough it was to be a teen mom, having all her younger siblings in foster care, the pressures of being the oldest, losing her long time boyfriend to death, and, for a long time, not having a parental figure to help get her through the more difficult stages in life. This discussion is a great interview with Anni Keane that highlights how important it is to connect with a parental figure even as an adult at age 28.
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