From Foster Child to Motivational Speaker: The Journey of Compassion with Lynne Jasames

Season #5

Lynnee Jasames, a former foster child and now a foster parent trainer and recruiter, shares her inspiring story on the Compassionate Las Vegas podcast. She emphasizes the importance of compassion and the need for foster parents, especially within the African-American community. Lynne explains the process of becoming a foster parent and highlights the support and resources available to foster families. She encourages everyone to get involved, whether through fostering, becoming a court-appointed special advocate, or supporting foster families in other ways. Lynnee's personal journey demonstrates the positive impact that foster care can have on children's lives.


About The Guest: Lynne Jasames is a foster parent trainer and recruiter with the Department of Family Services in Las Vegas. She has over 25 years of experience working with foster children and has a personal and professional understanding of the foster care system, as she aged out of foster care herself. Lynne is passionate about finding loving homes for foster children, particularly African-American children, and helping them heal, grow, and thrive.


Key Takeaways:

  • Lynne entered foster care at 14 years old with a baby and was placed with a foster mother who became her forever mom.
  • Foster parents play a crucial role in providing safe and loving homes for foster children.
  • There is a need for more foster parents, especially for African American children, who benefit from being placed with families that understand their culture and experiences.
  • Foster care is about reunification and supporting birth families, with the goal of providing a temporary home for children until they can safely return to their families.
  • There are various ways to get involved and support foster children and families, such as becoming a foster parent, volunteering as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) worker, or partnering with organizations that provide resources and services to foster children.