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Teen places ad on Craigslist looking to rent family for her birthday

By Mason White 11:53 AM May 31, 2015
Natalie Carson 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A teenager is looking for a family to help her have a special birthday.

19-year-old Natalie Carson of Westminster, Colorado, took to Craigslist to “rent” a family to spend time with her on her birthday.

Carson was put into foster care when she was born. She was eventually adopted by a family. However, after being abused by them, she was placed back in foster care.

“Birthdays were very painful and difficult,” Carson said. She is now determined to change that and have the best birthday possible.

Carson said that she found support with Urban Peak, a Denver shelter that helps young people who are homeless.

She was able to get her GED, and is now working and attending college with a focus on computer science.

Carson said that she is overwhelmed by the amount of emails she received from people who have volunteered to help make her birthday special.

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