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#FixTheGlitch for Foster Youth

By shannonsymonds — Jul 19, 2018

Without Medicaid, a visit to a University Physician may cost me hundreds of dollars because of a legislative glitch. When Congress voted to allow all youth to remain on their parent’s health insurance until age 26, they also granted Medicaid to... Read more

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33 Days that Changed Everything

By shannonsymonds — Jul 18, 2018

Thirty-three days is all it took to revoke the opportunities that I was promised for so many years. I was in foster care from the age of 11 until 33 days before my 18th birthday when my caseworker reunified me with my family. I had always worried I... Read more

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2018 Outstanding Young Leaders

By Catherine — Jul 13, 2018

FosterClub is proud to announce our 2018 Outstanding Young Leaders are now live on our website! The FosterClub Outstanding Young Leader Award is an annual recognition program aimed at recognizing the success and achievements of young people who have... Read more

Senator Ron Wyden with FosterClub All Stars and Staff, 2018
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Senator Ron Wyden Visits FosterClub

By shannonsymonds — Jul 6, 2018

FosterClub would like to thank Senator Ron Wyden for consistently taking time to listen and engage with youth to discover what can be changed in the foster care system! He is looking forward to supporting the youth informed implementation of #... Read more

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Your Feedback Matters - take our survey!

By APetite1 — Jul 4, 2018

As part of the Council's ongoing work, we are asking for your feedback about the impact we have had on policy and legislation. If the Council has had an impact on your work as a professional or advocate in child welfare, we want to know! Please take... Read more

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Check out the Webinar and Issue Paper -#HealthCareFFY: Youth Who Relocate From Another State

By shannonsymonds — Jun 19, 2018

The #HealthCareFFY Campaign, a collaborative project spearheaded by FosterClub, First Focus- State Policy and Reform Center (SPARC), and Juvenile Law Center are excited to announce the release of the first Issue Paper: Youth Who Relocate From... Read more

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FIVE IDEAS: THE FIRST SET OF PRIORITIES SHARED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

By Celeste — Jun 13, 2018

At the inaugural meeting of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council in February 2012, Council members discussed a wide range of ideas about how to improve the foster care system. In a meeting with the Administration for Children and... Read more