This is the trailer for my podcast, BONUS BABIES. I interview kids, attorneys, social workers, caregivers and more, and track my experience learning about and navigating through the foster care system…not as someone who has a lived foster care experience… but through the unique lens of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) volunteer––the eyes and ears of the court––whose job it is to seek out as much information as possible about the child to whom they’re assigned, the child’s case, and the child’s family. The CASA acts as the child’s voice, and is her advocate, her voice, in court; and it is a volunteer position, this is what differentiates us everyone else in that child's care. Los Angeles, where I am recording, has 35,000 kids in the county foster care system, and only 1200 CASA volunteers. So do the math, there are not enough of us. I hope that hearing about these kids and from these kids will help give them a voice …to give them a forum to help others understand what it’s like to have a lived foster care experience by hearing the compelling stories of the children who have lived it. Original music by Christina Apostolopoulos. Marcus Campito is the audio producer for Season 1. Executive Producer is Jake Eberle.
Go to NationalCASAGAL.org to find out about becoming a CASA anywhere in the US, and CASALA.org in Los Angeles.