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Finding Your People: How Foster Youth Connect

We believe foster youth benefit from community connections with their peers. Whether you connect through FosterClub, a Youth Advisory Board, or another peer network - we want to hear from you! Are you a young person (24 or under) that...

Foster to Famous: Cordelia Cranshaw, Miss D.C. 2019

FosterClub had the privilege to chat with Cordelia Cranshaw, a former foster youth, and the reigning Miss District of Columbia, USA, 2019. Cordelia was in and out of foster care for most of her childhood, aging out of care at...

FosterClub All-Star, Tamara, Shares Her Story with the World

"I feel like I have a voice, and I'm going to use that voice to push that change as far as I can." Tamara Milford , 2017 FosterClub All-Star, shares with Channel 4 News, watch the full interview here. Tamara...

FosterClub Young Leaders join BPNN for "Voices of Experience" Panel with GAO

FosterClub Young Leaders, Eric Warner, and Joseph DeBiew joined Edwin Daye, a Member of the Birth Parent National Network , in a meeting with 4 Congressional offices and federal stakeholders - all in one day visit to Washington, DC! They...

Council Member discusses Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities with Secretary Carson of HUD

National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council Member, Justin Abbasi , met with Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), to discuss how housing stability can contribute to improved outcomes for young people who've...

Youth Share Why Family Connections Matter

We asked youth to share how they stay connected with family (including parents & siblings), and why staying connected is important to them. Check out what they had to say, and learn why family connections matter. Interested in contributing your...

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changing life in foster care

We believe that children and youth deserve to be...


to a peer surpport network and to people in the community who care.


about their rights, how the foster care system works, self-advocacy strategies, and how to locate resources to help them succeed.


and empowered through the stories of people who have succeeded after foster care.


by having their voices heard by policy makers, the public, and others who influence the system that profoundly impacts their lives. 

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Number of kids in foster care:

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect

52% Parental drug abuse

14% Caretaker inability to cope

Youth that age out each year:

*Source: AFCARS #23. 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb. Some numbers have been rounded.