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By Celeste — Aug 3, 2008

My brother was everything to me. I wish we had stayed together. By Jeremiyah S. Growing up, my brother and I were known as the twin towers. We're both very tall and we both played basketball. Lots of times we'd play together, and while I'm good, he'... Read more

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By heather09 — Jul 18, 2008

I remember abruptly waking up to the sound of glass shattering and my baby sister screaming. I tried to look around in the darkness to figure out what was going on, but couldn’t tell. My mother grabbed me and tried to hide me behind a rocking chair... Read more

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By FosterClub — Jul 1, 2008

My Father raped me and said it was love. I can remember hiding in the bathroom when I was small, scared that my father was going to touch me in places where I did not feel comfortable. Some days when my mother would go out, I would... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

The Memories of My Rape Won't Leave Me. By Anonymous It wasn't my fault. That's what people say. Still, it haunts me every day. I wonder all the time, what did I do that made this happen? Does the fact that I was... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

Beating the Bullies Abuse made me angry. I took it out on others and myself. By Miguel A. I've had an anger problem for a long time. It has included crying, yelling, cursing, screaming and intimidating people. When I was at my... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

The Real Deal on Gangs By Anonymous Bloods, Latin Kings, Crips. It seems as if we can't go at least one day without the topic of gang violence or murder entering our heads. And with all of the bad things that we have heard about... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

The Day My Best Friend Found Out By Ebony It was fifth period. I couldn't wait to leave Mrs. Foller's fourth grade English class. The bell had just rung for lunch. As I raced to the closet to get my coat and my book, Phyllisia, my... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

How Party Boy Cleaned Up His Act A Former Foster Kid Describes Life After the System. By Linda R. When you meet John Michaels today, he seems like he's going to get wherever he wants in life. Even if there's a brick wall, he's... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

The Miseducation Of Foster Youth When group home teachers expect the worst By Ja'Nelle E. When I went to high school in the group home, our curriculum consisted of watching movies such as "The Elephant Man" and coloring or drawing... Read more

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By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

How Care Can Help or Hurt Our Education By Natalie K. I was in the 7th grade when my single mother died and I was put into foster care. Before then, I usually did very well in school, and this tragedy did not stop my good school... Read more

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