Holidays should be filled with happiness and joy. Unfortunately, for some kids in foster care, this is not the case. Happiness and joy are sometimes replaced by anxiety and frustration. This page provides information to prevent that from happening.

TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS  

10 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays These tips provide some great tips the might help improve your holidays season. Click to read more...

Download FosterClub's Guide to Getting Through the Holidays (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it here.)

Download 12 Ideas for Supportive Adults to help a Young Person to get through the Holidays (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it here.)

STORIES WRITTEN BY YOUNG LEADERS ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS

The Holidays: When Things Get Rough 2005 All-Star Lupe Ortiz-Tovar wrote this in her blog"I don't about you guys out there, but, the holidays make me get this feeling.... I really don't know what it is, but, it is almost like I am missing something." Click to read more...

A Young Alumni's Perspective of the Holidays This story, written by 2005 All-Star Dan Knapp talks about how he feels about the holidays. Click to read more...

 

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im turning sixteen in two

sierrabarron's picture

im turning sixteen in two months, and i'm very blessed. ive been in foster care only two years and i have found home. my foster parents, are my true mom and dad. but, sometimes, i still get the "underdog". but it'll be okay(:

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I was a ward of the state

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I was a ward of the state from age 5 till 18. The county was supposed to put me up for adoption at age 5 but waited till i was 12 to ask.. I went to college bc I didn't have anywhere to go. I went to a Bible school thankfully made a lot of friends and was able to spend it with friends family. Not everyone is as blessed as I am.

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just being at the group home

qwayand joshua's picture

just being at the group home and them acting like they can fill the spot for family but nothing or no one can replace family at all. exept family

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To not have you'r actual

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To not have you'r actual family for special holidays is uncomforting, but to know that someone out ther cares, and know how you feel, is comforting.

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