Welcome to the Fostering Memories Project! My name is Sarah Rodriguez and this is my MFA thesis website. Although I was not a foster child, foster care has always had a special place in my heart. Throughout my childhood, one of my closest friends was a foster child. He had an unimaginable hard life, similar to many foster children. He unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago due to a drug overdose. When it was time for his wake, neither his foster nor biological family had any artifacts to display. Fortunately I was able to provide memories of him, unknowingly documenting his whole life. The lack of memory documentation not only impacted my friend but thousands of foster care children nationwide. I realized that memories serve a crucial part in a child’s life. And in time LifeMap came to be.

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