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#HealthCareFFY: Youth Who Relocate From Another State

By shannonsymonds — Jun 19, 2018

The #HealthCareFFY Campaign, a collaborative project spearheaded by FosterClub, First Focus- State Policy and Reform Center (SPARC), and Juvenile Law Center are excited to announce the release of the first Issue Paper: Youth Who Relocate From... Read more

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FIVE IDEAS: THE FIRST SET OF PRIORITIES SHARED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

By Celeste — Jun 13, 2018

At the inaugural meeting of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council in February 2012, Council members discussed a wide range of ideas about how to improve the foster care system. In a meeting with the Administration for Children and... Read more

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David's Story

By APetite1 — Jun 4, 2018

As long as I can remember, I have been in DCF care. I remember every year my parents would switch off custody of me on a regular basis. My mother was amazing. I remember always wanting to tell her that I was gay but just couldn’t muster the courage... Read more

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Lucina's Story

By APetite1 — Jun 4, 2018

My childhood was filled with war and terror, from growing up in a war-torn country to fighting my own battle with accepting my identity as a Queer Black Muslim girl. I was born in Liberia during my country’s second civil war that displaced so many... Read more

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#HealthCareFFY Collaborative Campaign Launched

By shannonsymonds — May 24, 2018

FosterClub is excited to announce the official launch of the #HealthCareFFY Campaign in partnership with First Focus and the State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center and the Juvenile Law Center. Read the #HealthCareFFY Campaign Overview Paper to... Read more

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Marcus' Story

By APetite1 — May 20, 2018

I am Marcus Bell; I am 27 years young and I was raised in the system. I came into care at the age of six months along with my two brothers. I was placed into six different foster homes and separated from my siblings several times. Although, I... Read more

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Dameon's Story

By APetite1 — May 19, 2018

Sometimes life gives you a bad hand. With your cards already dealt, there’s nothing else to do but take a seat and play the game. At the age of 6, I was brought into the foster care system after accidentally burning down mine and my mother’s room –... Read more

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