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Don't Label Us By Giselle J. For as long as I've been in foster care (which is about four years), I've been faced with comments like, "You're in foster care...

Entering foster care

A Young Alumni's Perspective of the Holidays I love the holiday season! I start listening to Christmas music a few weeks before trick-or-treaters scout their neighborhoods for candy in their...

Family relationships
Well-being

Saved by the System By Tara T. A lot of people do nothing but complain about the foster care system. Even though I sometimes complain too, I also know that...

Entering foster care
Family relationships

Kinship Keeps the Family Bond By Shaniqua C. I've been in kinship care ever since I was born. Kinship care is pretty much the same as foster care except that...

Entering foster care
Family relationships

Kids have a right to see their parents in prison. By Linda R. One of the toughest parts of having a parent locked up is that many kids only get...

Family relationships

My brother was everything to me. I wish we had stayed together. By Jeremiyah S. Growing up, my brother and I were known as the twin towers. We're both very...

Entering foster care
Family relationships
Sibling separation

A New Home From On Their Own By Martha Shirk and Gary Stangler The following story is taken from the book On Their Own, a new book that tells the...

Entering foster care

I Was Wrong About Group Homes By Eric E. Living without your parents is not easy, especially if you're living with people you don't know. Before I went into a...

Entering foster care
Independent living

Monica's Story From On Their Own By Martha Shirk and Gary Stangler The following story is taken from the book On Their Own, a collection of stories about young people...

Entering foster care
Family relationships
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“I was born in San Francisco, California, USA, planet Earth, February 24, 1955” Jobs told the Smithsonian in an interview. His birth mother was single and in the 50’s, young...

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