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Emancipation: one young man leaves foster care on his own terms

In his mind, Noel Anaya imagined the foster care system as a pair of gray hands: cold, institutional and unloving. Anaya entered the foster care system as a one year old child. When he became an emancipated adult at age 21, he told the judge “your gray hands just taught me how to survive in a world. We never learned how to love ourselves unconditionally.” Listen to Anaya’s story at Youth Radio.


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