Reunifying Foster Youth with Their Families

Holly and Matt

"We try to connect children that are in the foster care system with long lost relatives… we wanted to give Holly a piece of her history." - Matt Wadlinger

Former foster youth, Holly Raines describes her journey to reconnect with her biological family thanks to the help of Matt Wadlinger and the Family Connections program at CASA OC. Holly chronicles her remarkable experience meeting biological family members for the first time. “It’s a really interesting feeling to see somebody for the first time in my conscious memory since being fostered that I’m related to, like blood related to” says Holly.

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