I really don’t know where to begin, but I’m Jasmine Bolden, I was a foster child since I was seven years old. Until this day I still can remember the very first day my sister, brother and I were taken into the system. I felt scared, I didn’t even know what was going on. I remember this long car ride, then it came to a end . They kept my sister and I together, but I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to see my brother again. It just so happened that one day while we were playing outside we ran into our brother who actually lived right down the street from us.
I can honestly say that I don’t remember attending school often.  The first home with my sister wasn’t a good one at all. I can definitely say that.
As months passed, I really feel like my sister and I were SAVED by a man I never knew existed, Mr. Sam Macer. I remember that night a red van pulled up as my sister and I looked out the door and this man came and took my sister and I away. Thank God ! My sister knew who he was and she was so HAPPY. The home was very beautiful and it felt so comfortable and from that night forward our lives had changed for the BEST! Being somewhere where you are not being abused,yelled at, not going to school on a daily basis, didn’t ever have to worry about sleeping outside or being dragged down steps.
Yes – Mr. Macer really saved us.  He helped me get through elementary, middle and high school so I am very thankful for him to this day. Even though he is a very busy man, he is still there for me and my daughter. He never misses a birthday, Thanksgiving or Christmas and I’m so happy he is still my dad.
I never put foster in front of his name.
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July 4, 2018