Meet the 2017 All-Stars

Twenty five young leaders served a year-long internship with FosterClub, including an eight week in-residence experience at FosterClub headquarters.

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Member Blogs

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Adult Adoption

By TaylorMiche — Sep 21, 2017

Growing up in my grandmothers 1 bedroom trailer, living on the back balcony which we converted into my brother and Is room wasn’t all that bad. My biological mother is a drug addict and she chose drugs over her kids, so she wasn’t around very often... Read more

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How Have Foster Parents Impacted Me?

By Treamann Rolfi — Jul 5, 2017

You are going to get a sneak at my journey of the foster homes that impacted me the most. The foster care system has made me who I am today. Today can be thanked in the form of a package labeled "Nicholas Rolfi". The system has shaped and molded my... Read more

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Danno headshot

How We Can Do Better: Foster Parent Mistakes and Successes

By Danno_M — Jul 1, 2017

People who are interested in becoming foster parents often want to read perspectives on foster parenting from current foster parents. Youth perspectives can be helpful. As I advocate for current and former foster youth, I'm finding more... Read more

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The Ideal Foster Parent

By ruterje13 — Jun 29, 2017

My name is Jessica Determan, I am 19 years old, and I am from southwest Minnesota. I have been in the child welfare system from ages 14 to 18. I have gone through two traditional foster homes, one kinship placement and at the age of 17, I found my... Read more

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What Being a Great Foster Parent Looks Like to Me

By calaffa1 — Jun 20, 2017

Foster youth are very diverse individuals because they come from many unique backgrounds and cultures. I personally believe being a foster parent takes a lot of responsibility and patience. They have to make sure the children's needs are being met,... Read more

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