The Day My Best Friend Found Out
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... Read more
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
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
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
Could I Be Another Mother's Daughter?
Agencies across the country want to get more teens adopted. When it was my choice, I wasn't sure. By Natalie K.
"Wow, can they really be taking me to lunch and giving me... Read more
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
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