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By ashleyatfosterclub — Oct 9, 2018

Kodi Baughman The importance of connection For me, it was really important to stay connected to my mom. My dad was incarcerated and out of the picture early on, so the only parent I was able to form a close bond with was my mom. My... Read more

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By ShelliG99 — Sep 10, 2018

In my childhood and early adolescence I had never had a supportive person that gave me hope or encouragement. Throughout my life I had heard horror stories of foster care. It was something I feared more than the situation I was in with my own family... Read more

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By TheBrightPhoenix — Aug 8, 2018

People say, “brothers are forever." That they will, “always be by your side, no matter what.” Of course that's what they say; it's just hard to believe. It's hard to believe when your brother is on the other side of the state. I am 18 years old and... Read more

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By 18saujaz — Aug 6, 2018

Sibling (noun) - A partner in crime; an individual who holds your secrets. This is a definition I wish I would have been able to connect to. A wise person once told me that siblings are made to walk with you your whole life. Oftentimes... Read more

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By Adam@fosterclub — Dec 1, 2017

Who needs family during the holidays? Well, the answer is thousands of children in the American foster care system! Often, everyone takes something as simple as family for granted, that is, until that family gets taken away. Every day children get... Read more

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By Adam@fosterclub — Nov 29, 2017

Tiffany Haddish is an American comedian and actress who also experienced foster care. She currently stars in the comedy "The Carmichael Show" and starred in the movie "Girls Trip". At age 9, Tiffany Haddish acted as a mother to her younger siblings... Read more

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By kingdre88 — Nov 17, 2017

Where is the love for the holidays? Being in foster care, I never felt love, or the reason for the love, around the holidays. Having grown up in care, I didn't have a typical "happy" holiday. Being in 6 different foster homes, 1 youth shelter, and a... Read more

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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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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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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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