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Foster boy meets his biological sister with the family that gave him a forever home at 19

The boy had aged out of the foster care system and was struggling in the real world. That's when advocate Virginia Barrett stepped in to help him.

Foster boy meets his biological sister with the family that gave him a forever home at 19
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Children in foster care lack stability and attention, which causes a lot of issues in their life. They constantly shift from one place to another, hoping and praying that they land with their forever family. But the sad reality is that almost one-fifth of foster kids will age out of the system and become homeless, as per a report by Finally Family Homes. Seth was one of those kids who had aged out of the foster care system and was struggling in the real world. He had to begin living out of a car and thought that there would be no way for him to get out of the hell hole that was his life. But, a miracle knocked on his door when his longtime Court-Appointed Special Advocate, Virginia Barrett, refused to give up on him, as reported by PEOPLE.

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Seth did not have a smooth start to his life, as he was taken away from his biological mother soon after his birth. Shortly after, he was adopted by a family but it did not work out. Then, began a constant shuffling from one family to another for 11 years. None of the places, unfortunately, felt like home, he always thought he was an outsider stepping into the family dynamic. Events like Thanksgiving, which had families come together, usually ended with him being sent to his room. He became a loner belonging to no one and having no place to go.


After aging out of the system, he contacted Barrett, who began to look for an arrangement to accommodate him. She came across Robert and Ara Hunt, who had adopted his biological sister, Shyann, and reached out to them. At first, they were unsure and felt that this may harm their family. “We wanted nothing to do with him,” Ara said. “We didn’t know anything about him. We were afraid," she told the publication in 2014. They already had three adopted children and did not want to disturb what they had built. Barrett continued to persuade them, as she knew in her heart that this could be a good combination.

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Image Source: Pexels/ Photo by Pavel Danilyuk


Meanwhile, Seth was primarily surviving out of his car and unfortunately got into an accident. "Everything around me was pretty much empty," he told USA Today. During this time, Shyann, his biological sister reached out to her him, having come to know about him and his situation through the interactions between Barrett and her parents. They were able to rekindle their relationship and come on the same page. Thereafter, Set was contacted by a local TV station to do a story on him. This story was seen by Robert and touched his heart. He decided to step up and asked his wife to also see the story, to get her views about the situation. Ara shared the same sentiment and contacted Seth to arrange a meeting. She went to visit Seth along with her other daughter, Siera. 


The meeting went so well that the couple decided to bring Seth home. After Seth's arrival, he instantly connected with everyone. For the first time, he felt that he was part of a family rather than an addendum. They felt the same and soon proposed to him a plan to adopt him. He happily agreed. Ara said about the decision, “We felt that this was right, that he was family.”

During the process Seth decided to change his name to Logan Hunt, to truly embrace his new family with open arms. The process was soon finalized. Logan was happy that after searching to call a place home for so many years, he had finally landed somewhere where he was treated with love and respect. He told PEOPLE, “After 13 years to finally find joy again, it’s like having your first birthday. It’s a heart-opening experience.” This family came together almost a decade ago and has not looked back since. 

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