Welcome! While FosterClub is the national network for young people in foster care, we are excited to have you here, too! I’m sure you agree — all children deserve a safe, happy life, including the 513,000 American children and youth in foster care. Every two minutes, a child’s life changes as they enter the foster care system and FosterClub is their club — a place to turn for advice, information, and hope. The difference between triumph and tragedy for young people in foster care is clear to us at FosterClub. Success stories come about when someone takes the time to offer comfort, provide support, give advice, or simply share a milestone moment with a young person. No matter what their age, every young person in foster care benefits from a meaningful connection to a caring adult who becomes a supportive and lasting presence in his or her life. The members of FosterClub are resilient young people determined to build a better future for themselves and for other kids coming up through the system behind them. Their success depends on the generosity of concerned people like you. Now is the time to get involved. No matter how much time you have to give or your level of contribution, you have the power to do something positive that will change life for a young person in foster care. Sincerely, [img_assist|nid=1772|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=156|height=66]
Celeste Bodner Executive Director

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US: A safe community. We monitor all posts and don’t allow the sharing of personal contact information. View our safety rules. Peer support. Sometimes young people simply need to connect with someone who has been in their shoes. FosterClub provides young people a unique opportunity to connect with their peers. An inside look at what youth are thinking. We invite you to take a look around. We think you’ll find fascinating insights and perspective from the young people of FosterClub. Try checking out the Message Board and see what youth have to say about specific Foster Care Topics. Tools to improve your work with and for foster youth. If you parent or work with young people, check out our tools for child welfare professionals. Connection to other like-minded people. Connect with others who are concerned about young people in foster care through our Adult Message Board and join our Booster Club, and stay updated about ways you can support foster youth. WHERE TO GO FROM HERE: Become a registered Member Keep up-to-date on foster care news and FosterClub happenings. Join now! Join the Booster Club Want to keep up on new opportunities to support young people in foster care? Want to access to content designed to help you support the youth you care about? Join the Booster Club! Make a donation Support the young people of FosterClub! Make a contribution. Hear what young people have to say about FosterClub!
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Hey My Name Is Lisa i was in

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Hey My Name Is Lisa i was in Foster Care for 11your. had good mom and dad take caer of but my foster Parents passed away and have live on my ove for yours i miss tham i have a job just to talk to some one that was in fostercacr new had i feel.

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im dealing with a case

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im dealing with a case worker trying to take a 19 year old back to foster care even though she wishes to be out and has shown she can live independently without help. The case worker is putting her through traumatic events and removing her from her friends and new-found family that she achieved on her own. If you ask me, most case workers are greedy and only wish to help the child if there is a reasonable amount of gain in the work for the case worker to care for the child like a worker should in the first place.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used to be in foster care 3 years ago. Now I am looking for my little twin brothers named, Victor and Jack Lowery. They're 15 and will be turning 16 this year. We were separated about 7 or 8 years ago.

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Foster Families Magazine is

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Foster Families Magazine is a lifestyle magazine aimed at foster carers, full of fun articles, advice, support and personal stories. For more information go to www.fosterfamilies.co.uk

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Hi Amyrene, You asked if

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Hi Amyrene,
You asked if it's all bad. Everyone's situation is different. Some people will tell you that entering the foster care system was the best thing that happened to them, and others will tell you it the worst.

You also asked about adoption. Many people who enter the foster care system are adopted, reunited with their family, or placed in kindship care, and some stay in foster care until the emancipate out of the system, often called aging out. Last year around 24,000 young people in foster care aged out.
Sorry for the broad responses, but with around 500,000 young people in care today, you probably have around 500,000 answers to your questions.

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there is always a negative

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there is always a negative conotation when it comes to children placed up for adoption. I cant imagine how hard it must have been, but was it ALL bad?

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were all of you pplaced into

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were all of you pplaced into adoption?

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Hi Dusty, FosterClub is a

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Hi Dusty,
FosterClub is a resource for young people in foster care but we do not place young people into care. The decision to separate you from you biological family and place you in the foster care system is made by your state. I suggest contacting your state's department of health and human services, or if you feel like your health is in immediate danger, contact 911 or a child abuse hotline. Here's one: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

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Hi my name is Dusty I am 16

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Hi my name is Dusty I am 16 going on 17 years old I am looking for people to take good care of me I like people who are not violent to me or others I am willing to do what it takes to help out around a home I want to be in a good foster home thanks

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I just want to let you know

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I just want to let you know that thanks for caring for us kids it means a lot to me

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How do i psot my own life

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How do i psot my own life story
JU&MArie4LIFE

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Hello, How can I post a

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Hello,
How can I post a survey for former foster children on Independent Living Services in Washuington, D.C. I am a graduate student pursuing a Master's of Human Service degree.I have eighteen years as a therapeutic foster care.
Thanks

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This was a wonderful

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This was a wonderful idea!!!
Foster Care Worker-Saginaw, MI

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