Success! From foster kid to fostering the next generation

Her sophomore year of high school, her parents kicked her out of the house.

Chay Samuels was born into a strict family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She remembers wanting to be with friends and socialize but her parents forbade it.

So, she left.

A foster family in Brentwood took her in.

“They just let me stay. That was the best thing that could have ever happened,” she said.

Her foster mother, Laurie, was a social worker.

She stayed with the family for two years. After high school graduation, Chay and her foster parents packed her things into the family station wagon. They were headed for Cape Girardeau.

Chay was attending …

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