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By FCJessica — Apr 29, 2016

Mark's Story They say your childhood is supposed to be the most joyful time of your life. My childhood was dark, full of pain, and traumatizing. Growing up, my mother suffered from a mental illness. My stepfather was physically and emotionally... Read more

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By FCJessica — Apr 29, 2016

Tristan's Story Advocating for myself was the most difficult part of being in the foster care system, but it’s also a vital skill to learn. Before entering the system, I had suffered plenty of abuse for being a trans man who dared... Read more

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By tristant — Aug 11, 2015

Hello again everyone, and welcome back to my blog. My name is Tristan, I'm 18 years old, and I'm a 2015 All-Star from Las Vegas, NV. The content I'll be covering today concerns my advocacy work both as a foster youth and as a member of the LGBTQIA+... Read more

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By tristant — Aug 1, 2015

My entire life, I have witnessed a division between boys and girls. From the pink and blue baby wear to body wash and deodorant, it seems like men and women are taught to live in worlds apart. But what about someone who has experienced both sides of... Read more

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By Laticia — Jul 6, 2015

This weeks topic; Statistics show us that LGBTQ youth are over represented in foster care. With the SCOTUS ruling of marriage equality, in your opinion what impact could or should this have on the foster care industry? I think that this ruling of... Read more

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By jacoblear — Apr 14, 2015

It’s no secret that growing up in foster care can be challenging. In my case, those challenges were intensified by the fact that I’m a bi-racial lesbian. Finding a place where I felt I belonged was difficult. I often imagined... Read more

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By jacoblear — Apr 6, 2015

Kristopher's Story Kristopher entered the Texas foster care system at the age of 10. He was removed from his family of origin after his 5th grade teacher noticed significant bruising on his torso and face. Separated from his two siblings, ... Read more

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By FCJessica — Apr 6, 2015

Trying to fit in Hello, my name is Ernesto. I’m 24 years of age, and I am a gay man who was in foster care for six years. In 2003, my little brother and I were put into the foster care system and placed in a shelter - I was 13 years old. I was... Read more

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By jacoblear — Apr 6, 2015

Emmie's Story I was born in Louisiana, but my family moved to Casper, Wyoming just a few years later. This became my home for the better part of 18 years. Unfortunately, in my teen years, my family life became chaotic. All things considered, I... Read more

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By Mack2014B — Jul 26, 2014

So in the spirit of the Reno,Nv Pride going on today, I want to right about how hard it is for those youth in the LGBTQ to be themselves. Those of you who are in care or were in care and are either Gay, lesbian, trans-gender, bisexual or any thing... Read more

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