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By Mike — Mar 5, 2009

You know, all of us have things we would change if we had the opportunity to go back in time. For me, it is how my relationship with my father is. On one hand, I want nothing to do with him, he was a very physically abusive person, to me, and the... Read more

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By FC Steve — Jan 22, 2009

By Anonymous Carried nine months by a drug-addicted mother, I was born into a house where I was only as good as her next fix. I don’t know what neighborhood we lived in. I only remember the reeking smell of piss in the hallway of our project, leaks... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 4, 2008

I would like to read you two definitions of one word. The first is: to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition, the next is: to proceed with difficulty or with great effort. My friends, this is the definition of... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 4, 2008

I entered the foster care system when I was eight years old. My mother simply left the house one rainy evening. I didn’t know what to do, so I went to the neighbors. Soon a police car came and took me away. I was terrified. My foster mom... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 24, 2008

I was raised as a Chinese American speaking Cantonese fluently and some Tosanese with my grandma. When I entered foster care at the age of 12, I was no longer my own person. I was told by others on how I should act and behave based on their cultural... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

My foster care story is not a typical one, although I can’t say I have ever heard a ‘typical’ story about being in foster care. Unlike many children who suffer the loss of family members at a young age, fear rejection by their foster parents, and... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

As college students arrive at school and prepare to start the new academic year, I am reminded of the painful, bittersweet occasions that I – a young person who has aged out of foster care and who recently graduated from college – have experienced... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

When I graduated from high school, all I could do was hope for a bright future. In my cap and gown, wearing a smile, I looked just like my classmates. My hopes and dreams for the future were identical to theirs. That is where the similarity ends. I... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

Chris entered California’s foster care system at three months old, and remained in the system until he aged out at 18. “I jumped around a lot,” he recalls of his time in foster care, living in 8 different placements until he joined his last foster... Read more

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By FC Steve — Sep 8, 2008

As a child growing up in a broken home, it was extremely hard for me to create and hold onto healthy relationships. Bouncing from parent to parent and town to town made it very difficult to stay in touch with any of the friends that I had in school... Read more

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