Fostering Change One Child at a Time

Proceeds from this book will go to supporting youth in foster care.

A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time tells the inspiring story of Scheer's journey from foster care to foster parent and the drive to rebuild a broken system.

Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning eighteen—with a year left of high school to go—he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams.

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Rob Scheer is the founder of Comfort Cases and an outspoken advocate for youth in foster care. His interview with Upworthy went viral in February 2017 garnering more than 100 million shares, and he was later featured on Ellen and The Today Show, among others.

Scheer’s determination to “be the father that I never had” while helping kids in the flawed foster care system, will inspire, educate, and astound readers.
— Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

Press Release

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comfort Cases Founder and foster care advocate Rob Scheer announced today that a portion of his proceeds from his new memoir A Forever Family: Foster Change One Child at a Time will support youth in foster care. Scheer will donate a portion of his proceeds to Comfort Cases, whose mission is to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to the nearly 438,000 youth in foster care in the United States.

"It's an honor to be able to share my story when so many youth experiencing the foster care system do not have that privilege," Scheer said. "I am humbled by the warm reception this book has received and thrilled to leverage this opportunity to further our work with Comfort Cases."

Scheer's memoir tells the inspiring story of his experience entering foster care at age 12 and his harrowing journey of survival, resilience and determination. The book shares the life experiences that led him and his husband to adopt their four children from the system, and sparked a determination to rebuild a broken system.

Both a timely call to action and a courageous, candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.