Saved by the System By Tara T. A lot of people do nothing but complain about the foster care system. Even though I sometimes complain too, I also know that foster care has made a big difference in my life. It helped get me back on... Read more
Kinship Keeps the Family Bond
By Shaniqua C.
I've been in kinship care ever since I was born. Kinship care is pretty much the same as foster care except that you are placed with a relative instead of a... Read more
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
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'... Read more
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
I Was Wrong About Group Homes
By Eric E.
Living without your parents is not easy, especially if you're living with people you don't know. Before I went into a group home, I thought living with eight boys... Read more
Monica's Story From On Their Own By Martha Shirk and Gary Stangler The following story is taken from the book On Their Own, a collection of stories about young people who are aging out of the foster care system. The following... Read more