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By Staciejc — Jun 17, 2009

Yesterday us All-Stars had our first transition panel with real people. As in real people I mean it was no longer presenting to the fellow All-Stars. I was so scarred at first but afterwords the impression we left was an amazing one. I never thought... Read more

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By kitarea — Jun 14, 2009

Hello again!! I hope you are all enjoying reading our blogs and getting to know us. We are so excited to meet you all and share experiences to hopefully inspire you all. Just a little bit about myself: I entered the foster care system in Colorado at... Read more

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By FC Steve — May 13, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action! We've got a great line-up of movies that feature foster care themes. Watch 'em — then share 'em — to raise awareness and resources for kids in foster care! Check out the great movie listed below, then plan a... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 27, 2009

By Julie Bosman, New York Times , Apr 26, 2009, New York –- The threat of more than $83 million in budget cuts at New York City’s child-welfare agency has left advocates for children afraid that recent improvements in its operations,... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 22, 2009

By Nicole Chavez, ABC News Channel 10 , Apr 22, 2009, SACRAMENTO, CA - As the economy worsens, the demand on the foster care system grows, according to local foster care officials. "That means more foster kids who turn 18 are being... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 14, 2009

by Audrey Asistio, Foster Kids Struggling in Tough Economy CBS KIMA TV • April 13, 2009 YAKIMA -- Once Tim Byrd graduated high school, foster care was finished, and he was on his own. Byrd explained, "They have their parents to fall back on if they... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 14, 2009

By Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Daily Press • April 11, 2009 MONTROSE —- In 2007, one child in every 127 Montrose County children was maltreated through neglect or abuse. These statistics from the state's Division of Child Welfare Services... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 11, 2009

I will never forget my twelfth birthday – on that day, my social worker appeared at my foster home with two trash bags and announced that I was moving. She handed me the bags and said, “You need to pack your things.” My things. I was hurt because... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 11, 2009

I pulled my blanket to my chin, warm already in my blue footed pajamas. My eyelids slowly began to find their other halves when again that thought shot through the warmth and sent cold tremors up the back of my neck and onto the top of my blonde... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 10, 2009

When I was eight years old, my sisters and I were removed from our home and placed in foster care in the Utah state system. Our home environment was unsafe and unstable. The idea was that we would spend temporary time in care until my mother could... Read more

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