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By AbbyShuler — Jan 17, 2023

Queer youth are overrepresented in the foster care system and twice as likely to report poor treatment while in care. Almost 30% of foster youth identify as LGBTQIA2S+, compared to 10% in the... Read more

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By Ashlee — Dec 4, 2019

Watch this 30-min video which briefly discusses the proposed new rule at Health and Human Services (HHS). The new rule aims to take away protections provided to certain groups. We breakdown what those protections are. We will also talk about what a... Read more

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By breannasmith — Jan 25, 2023

With recent blog posts from #FosterEquality focusing on the discrimination that LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care experience, you may find yourself asking, "How can my agency help improve the experience of LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care's experience... Read more

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By breannasmith — Jan 24, 2023

Due to a 2020 Supreme Court decision ( Bostock v Clayton County) , LGBTQIA2S+ individuals are protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity when it comes to employment, healthcare, education, and... Read more

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By AbbyShuler — Jan 19, 2023

Foster youth who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ experience a multitude of unique challenges that their heterosexual and/or cisgender peers don’t. Caring and compassionate foster parents ( like you! ) can help alleviate the effects of these... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 20, 2022

A new report released today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes perspectives and insights from FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders. Last summer, fifteen LEx leaders joined staff from the Government Accountability Office in... Read more

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By [email protected] — Mar 10, 2022

Young people in and from foster care deserve safety, love, and to be affirmed in their full identities and expressions. Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders, partnering with FosterClub, are working to make that a reality. However, there is much work that... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jun 17, 2021

FosterClub Statement regarding the Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia Thursday, June 17th, 2021 The Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia on Thursday to side with... Read more

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By Celeste — Nov 4, 2020

FosterClub filed an Amicus brief in the Fulton vs. Philadelphia case that is being heard by the Supreme Court today. A bit of background: 'Amicus curiae' means 'friend of the court,' and an Amicus brief is filed in a court case by non-litigants with... Read more

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By jaleesasuell — Sep 21, 2020

Today, 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 Special Populations with 6 priorities with consideration on how... Read more

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