My name is Angel Jackson and I’m 26 years old. I work with a non-profit organization called the Harris County Youth Collective. I went into the foster care system when I was 14 years old and I aged out of care at 18 years old. My experience in the system wasn’t as brutal as others. I moved around to 7 or 8 different placements, but I never left Texas so I was fortunate for that. I was never physically abused. I was a tough cookie.
My name is Laura Slavin. I’m 30 years old. I live in San Antonio and work for the city as a System Administrator in the Information Technology department. I have always believed in a life of service and my job with the city helps me feel like I’m meeting that purpose. I currently live with my husband in Northwest Bexar county. We have five kids – my daughter, who is 12 years old, and four boys ages six years, four years, and one-year-old twins. My husband is an Army Veteran, full-time student, and stay at home parent. With five kids, four dogs, school and work – we stay busy! We’re happy and life is good but it was a long road getting here and I will never forget that.