Emma told Henry she was put back into the foster system at age 3 because the family she was with had their own child right? Then she was bounced around from home to home until age 18ish.
I was thinking about this, probably too much…
Yeah, I’ve thought that before too. They did say that the magic of true love is the most powerful magic of all and able to transcend realms. So she always had magic, even before it was brought to Storybrooke by Rumple and just wasn’t aware of it.