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By FC Steve — Mar 10, 2009

When I was eight years old, my sisters and I were removed from our home and placed in foster care in the Utah state system. Our home environment was unsafe and unstable. The idea was that we would spend temporary time in care until my mother could... Read more

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By FC Steve — Jan 22, 2009

By Anonymous Carried nine months by a drug-addicted mother, I was born into a house where I was only as good as her next fix. I don’t know what neighborhood we lived in. I only remember the reeking smell of piss in the hallway of our project, leaks... Read more

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By FC Steve — Jan 10, 2009

The following story was featured in the Fall 2009 Issue of The Connection Magazine, from CASA Download Original Story From my birth, being gay has been against my family’s way of life. Because of my family and their religious views, my journey... Read more

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By kitarea — Dec 15, 2008

2009 FosterClub All-Star Kita Anderson wrote the following piece for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) Going to graduate school to achieve my dream of becoming a social worker after overcoming a harsh beginning is the only way for... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 4, 2008

I would like to read you two definitions of one word. The first is: to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition, the next is: to proceed with difficulty or with great effort. My friends, this is the definition of... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 4, 2008

I entered the foster care system when I was eight years old. My mother simply left the house one rainy evening. I didn’t know what to do, so I went to the neighbors. Soon a police car came and took me away. I was terrified. My foster mom is great... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 2, 2008

Each year, more than 650 Michigan youth “age out” of foster care, leaving the system with no permanent family or place to call home. When I aged out, I was in the middle of my senior year of high school. I had no safe place to live, no job, no... Read more

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By FC Steve — Nov 11, 2008

I screamed out my sister’s name, tears cascading down my face, reaching for her out-stretched arm. But my four-year-old hand slipped from her fingers. My drunken biological mother was pulling me back inside the house, while my dad yelled for my... Read more

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By FC Steve — Nov 3, 2008

Workshops General Session Signature Fosterclub Activities Teambuilding and Icebreaker Activities Small groups are challenged to build a bridge that will transport a ping-pong ball, using only straws, tape and teamwork. This... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 28, 2008

STORIES WRITTEN BY YOUNG LEADERS ABOUT MAINTAINING CULTURE 2005 All-Star Theresa Moy had to work hard to keep her cultural identity. "When I entered foster care at the age of 12, I was no longer my own person. I was told by others... Read more