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My Health Choice Challenge

By Cody Rivera — Feb 22, 2018

After a knee blow-out, Cody was faced with a difficult choice: face surgery alone, or move to family and lose health care coverage? Life’s challenges test the strongest people and as a former foster youth, I am no exception. I almost missed one of... Read more

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Cassidy Mack

By KaylaM — Feb 21, 2018

Cassidy spent her early years in the Texas foster care system (over 2,000 days in care!). At age 6, she was adopted by Jenn McKown. She started doing Musical Theater at a young age but after meeting Ryan Gosling, she decided she was interested in... Read more

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H.R.4998 - Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act

By akin.abioye — Feb 21, 2018

February 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped 20 million Americans secure access to quality health care. Among that 20 million, are some of the nations most vulnerable to inadequate health care, former foster youth. In... Read more

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How can foster parents help you stay healthy?

By Celeste — Feb 21, 2018

ENTER BY: Monday, March 15, 2018. Are you a writer, artist, or performing artist who has been in foster care? Submit a short essay, poem, artwork, or a video (or any other creative work) and share your story, your opinion, or your recommendations -... Read more

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Informing the Court: What Permanency Means for Young People

By APetite1 — Feb 12, 2018

In court, permanency is often talked about from a legal standpoint, but we know that permanency can mean something different for young people who experience foster care. One of FosterClub’s Young Leaders, David Hall , recently had the opportunity to... Read more

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Sweeping Changes to Child Welfare as Congress Passes the Family First Act

By Celeste — Feb 9, 2018

Every year, thousands of young people are affected by the foster care system and many suffer trauma far greater than that they may have experienced in their home environments-- a trauma that could have been avoided if only systems were designed to... Read more

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Family First Act Reintroduced

By akin.abioye — Feb 8, 2018

Washington, February 8, 2018 The Family First and Prevention Services Act Finds Hope in the Continuing Resolution As you all remember, back in 2016, we were only votes away from witnessing what many would have considered the largest transformation... Read more