“You grow up somehow. You get habit to the fact that you don’t growing up as other children, that you have to fight for. Uncertainty and constant changes as well as prejudice become your everyday. But never cope with the fact that you are denied love. The basic love, maternal love, parental love. There is nothing to compensate. No residential care educator, no foster parent or relative. Maybe it’s the strongest feel, not when you’re a kid, but now that you’re at the start of independent living. When you need a job, home, security… Then you realize that you’re all alone.” – Thus said one of thousands of boys and girls who growing up in residential care, and which belongs to 3% of these children who are in higher education.
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