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By APetite1 — Jun 4, 2018

As long as I can remember, I have been in DCF care. I remember every year my parents would switch off custody of me on a regular basis. My mother was amazing. I remember always wanting to tell her that I was gay but just couldn’t muster the courage... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jun 4, 2018

My childhood was filled with war and terror, from growing up in a war-torn country to fighting my own battle with accepting my identity as a Queer Black Muslim girl. I was born in Liberia during my country’s second civil war that displaced so many... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 20, 2018

I am Marcus Bell; I am 27 years young and I was raised in the system. I came into care at the age of six months along with my two brothers. I was placed into six different foster homes and separated from my siblings several times. Although, I... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 19, 2018

Sometimes life gives you a bad hand. With your cards already dealt, there’s nothing else to do but take a seat and play the game. At the age of 6, I was brought into the foster care system after accidentally burning down mine and my mother’s room –... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 19, 2018

I entered foster care at age 12. I was in an abusive home and would act out so that I could get in trouble and hopefully get recognized so that I could get help. Life in foster care as an LGBTQ youth was far from easy. When I went into my first... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 8, 2018

When I was 8, I would find myself in a peculiar but fateful point in my life when I would enter into the Arkansas Foster Care system through child endangerment and neglect. Fortunately, my mother complied with the requirements in order to end our... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 8, 2018

Often the world we live in is something that no one would expect for it to be. When we are born we do not get a choice as to who are parents are or the class we're born into. While some explain family to be happy, cheerful and constantly giving... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 8, 2018

I like to tell myself, that not everyone gets their traditional story. My parents weren’t fit to be parents or even to be part of the public eye at that point. When I was in 5th and 6th grade, I just had my first boyfriend and saw what his family... Read more

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By Celeste — Sep 28, 2017

Lacey Baker started skateboarding a few months after she started walking. She was two, briefly living in foster care in Southern California, and couldn't stop staring at the half-pipe set up in the backyard. "I was obsessed with watching my foster... Read more

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By Adam@fosterclub — Aug 30, 2017

The Human Rights Campaign and researchers at the University of Connecticut are working together on a national online survey of LGBTQ young people. They want to hear your views about your school and family, your health and safety, and how being LGBTQ... Read more

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