With Grit, Grace & Gratitude
n this episode, I had a wonderful time talking with Constance Iannetta. She is a foster care alumna, foster/kinship/adoptive parent, and national child-welfare advocate. After aging out at eighteen with too many struggles, she found healing in peer support and purpose in helping others. She is “heart-driven” in making improvements to the system that has impacted her family for many generations. In 2014, she founded FosterStrong.org to inspire kindness and healing, elevate community awareness, and ensure accessibility of resources for the foster care community. From legislative testimony to state/national board affiliations, Constance has used her voice and lived expertise to speak on issues such as aging-out supports, higher education, mental health, domestic violence, and self-care. Constance is a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University and resides in Pennsylvania. Tune in to hear more about her experience and expertise.