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Sheila Bustillos


Sheila Bustillos is a doctoral candidate in the department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University. She is also the President for Education Reach for Texans—a non-profit that champions post-secondary education success for former foster youth. The opinions expressed in this article are her own

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Legislative action for young parents in foster care?

These mothers were struggling parents in the beginning — but their stories also reveal messages of resilient and accomplished parenting. We need to understand more about the struggles and successes of parents who have experienced foster care, to identify these youth and offer them the care they need and deserve.