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Episode 51: Foster Strong with Ivymarie Washington

August 4, 2020

Episode 51: Foster Strong with Ivymarie Washington

On this episode, Rob and Dana talk to Ivymarie Washington about her journey in foster care and how she became a part of the Foster Strong organization.

Ivy and her older brother were removed from their parents’ home when she was 6 years old. They were placed in a children’s home for the maximum 180 days and were then placed in a foster home when she was 7. She remained in that foster home until she aged out of care at the age of 18.

She currently works as a foster care and adoption specialist at the agency that placed her when she was in care.

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Ivymarie’s bio:

A little bit about myself. I’m 25 years old. I live in San Antonio, Texas. Born and raised! I have a B.S in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. I am a current Foster care and Adoptions Case Specialist. I went into foster care at age 11 with my older brother. He was removed from foster care at 16 after being arrested. I aged out of foster care at 18. I’m an alumni of CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program where I also interned for Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). 

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