Learn more about what it is like to be in foster care from these real stories. The stories are written by the youth, for the youth. Each youth below experienced foster care and shared their #fosteryouthvoice in order to inspire, advocate, connect to other foster youth and to show that their voice can make a difference. The views and opinions expressed in the Real Stories are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FosterClub.

Don't Label Us

Don't Label Us By Giselle J. For as long as I've been in foster care (which is about four years), I've been faced with comments like, "You're in foster care? You don't look like someone in foster care!" or "Awe, sorry... Read more

Visiting Hours

Kids have a right to see their parents in prison. By Linda R. One of the toughest parts of having a parent locked up is that many kids only get occasional visits-if you get any visits at all. In New York, for instance, regulations... Read more

A New Home

A New Home From On Their Own By Martha Shirk and Gary Stangler The following story is taken from the book On Their Own, a new book that tells the story of what happens to kids when they age out of the foster care system. This is part of the story of... Read more