Benjamin entered New York’s foster care system at birth. He’s experienced two kinship homes (placements with relatives) and one foster home in 9 years, before being adopted by his aunt and uncle. He has a connection with 2 biological siblings and 2 adoptive siblings. Benjamin looks forward to becoming a national child welfare advocate working toward policy change. Benjamin is a sociology student at Hunter College in New York. In Benjamin’s free time, he likes to swim, listen to music, and hang with friends.