Dennis Harris is a native Washingtonian in every sense of the word; he was not just born in DC, he was owned by DC. He became a ward of the city at a very early age and stayed in the custody of the city until he was a young adult. "Foster Child" shares the story of his life as he navigates through his youth, beginning in DC;s city-operated orphanage and then ending up in foster care. Dennis shares some of his most intimate thoughts and emotions about his journey through foster care. Growing up in a challenging environment, he appeared to be a normal child to his peers while inwardly he struggled with the many issues surrounding his feelings of rejection and abandonment. His story will encourage and inspire anyone who is in the foster care system, who is dealing with low self-esteem and parental abandonment, or who may just need to find the courage to succeed despite challenging circumstances.