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LEx Leaders informed Federal GAO Report on Supporting Foster Youth who are LGBTQ+ or religious

By APetite1 — May 20, 2022 (pinned)

A new report released today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes perspectives and insights from FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders. Last summer, fifteen LEx leaders joined staff from the Government Accountability Office in... Read more

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Foster Care Month ZOOM Backgrounds

By Celeste — May 1, 2022 (pinned)

May is National Foster Care Month! What better way to spread awareness during a quarantine than with a custom ZOOM background? Our free, downloadable backgrounds are the perfect way for you to show some love for young people who experience foster... Read more

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Foster Youth Need #FamiliesNotFacilities

By linda@fosterclub.com — Apr 6, 2022 (pinned)

Family is critical for young people in and from foster care. We know, from what Lived Experience (LEx) leaders have told us, that too often, foster youth are unnecessarily placed in congregate care facilities which has long-term impacts on their... Read more

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FosterClub is Seeking Interested Candidates for the Board of Directors

By Celeste — Mar 14, 2022 (pinned)

FosterClub's Board of Directors is seeking interested candidates with lived experience in the child welfare system (foster care, adoption, kinship, tribal care, other type of placement care). FosterClub's bylaws include a mandate for at least 50% of... Read more

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FosterClub Believes that Transgender and All LGBTQ2S+ Young People in Foster Care Deserve Safety, Affirmation and Love

By linda@fosterclub.com — Mar 10, 2022 (pinned)

Young people in and from foster care deserve safety, love, and to be affirmed in their full identities and expressions. Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders, partnering with FosterClub, are working to make that a reality. However, there is much work that... Read more

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Applications Open: Join the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council

By APetite1 — Mar 8, 2022 (pinned)

FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) are now accepting applications for the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council. Individuals with lived experience in the child welfare system (including foster care, adoption,... Read more

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New Mexico’s first Native family court points to success keeping kids in tribal communities

By linda@fosterclub.com — Feb 22, 2022 (pinned)

Veronica Krupnick, a member of the Hopi Tribe who also has Navajo and Jemez Pueblo heritage, was six years old when she entered New Mexico’s child welfare system, ultimately severing her connections to her family, community and culture. “It felt... Read more

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