This is your life. As you approach adulthood, you will have more and more control over decisions that affect you. Your participation in the planning process is the best way to guarantee that your voice is heard and that the plan reflects what you... Read more
SunSentinel.com , April 5, 2010, by Akilah Johnson , Fort Lauderdale-
If the state slashes Tamarra Lestage's only safety net — a monthly stipend given to former foster children — she'll become homeless.
Lestage, 21, of Fort... Read more
OregonLive.com, by Michelle Cole, February 23, 2010, SALEM -- Teens aging out of foster care will retain health care coverage from the Oregon Health Plan until they turn 21, under a bill that passed the House on a unanimous vote. All children in... Read more
Hey everybody, So i am transiting out of foster care in 26 more days. I am very excited but in a way i am very scared due to that fact i dont know what to do since everything was taken care of for the last 8-9 years. Then Yeah that is really about... Read more
CHANGES ARE Funky sometimes uncertain, and the days have crowded with newfound tasks as well as responsibilities to undertake and effectively assume those new responsibilities safely and surely. I am turning age 23 in two months. 23 is pretty up... Read more
Consider these items as you develop your transition plan : During the transition to adulthood, surprises about the costs of health and self care often take young people by suyrprise. Plan for a safe journey! ... Read more
By Ray Hershe, abc40tv • April 13, 2009, SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- The economy makes it tough on everyone. Among those hard hit are social service agencies. And when you rely on those agencies, it makes it even tougher. For example, the challenges faced... Read more
Greg Moran • Mar 30, 2009, San Diego -- For foster-care youths who become adults, it is the little things that can cause big problems.
For some, money for a basic car repair can make the difference between holding on to a job or losing... Read more
Hey Guys, I am not sure if you know this or not but I am a new staff member at FosterClub. I am really excited about the move & so much happier that my job has more substance than just waiting on tables! But this got me thinking. This is a whole... Read more
Each year, more than 650 Michigan youth “age out” of foster care, leaving the system with no permanent family or place to call home. When I aged out, I was in the middle of my senior year of high school. I had no safe place to live, no job, no... Read more