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By APetite1 — Dec 16, 2020

Today, the All-In Youth Engagement Team released it's recommendations on Improving Permanency and Well-Being. These recommendations come from three roundtable discussions were held with the Youth Engagement Team and ACF Assistant Secretary Lynn... Read more

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By APetite1 — Feb 25, 2020

On February 28th, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services with 6 priorities,... Read more

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By BrandiRose — Aug 24, 2019

The most important thing in my life is my family. I spent over 2 years in care before being adopted two weeks before my 18th birthday. The whole time I was in care felt like a honeymoon. After the adoption, the relationship between my parents and I... Read more

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By emilyfish — Mar 5, 2019

FosterClub Young Leaders, Eric Warner, and Joseph DeBiew joined Edwin Daye, a Member of the Birth Parent National Network , in a meeting with 4 Congressional offices and federal stakeholders - all in one day visit to Washington, DC! They visited... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 26, 2018

In October, two Council members lead a webinar entitled “Improving Policies and Services to Support Successful Reunification.” Within the webinar, members shared results and key learnings from the Council’s Spring 2018 survey regarding reunification... Read more

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By emilyfish — Oct 31, 2018

Check out our newest Foster Parent Online Training Course - Family Matters: Supporting Connections to Birth Parents Foster parents play a vital role in maintaining connections between children and their birth parents... Read more

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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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