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By Danno_M — Jul 1, 2017

People who are interested in becoming foster parents often want to read perspectives on foster parenting from current foster parents. Youth perspectives can be helpful. As I advocate for current and former foster youth, I'm finding more... Read more

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By ruterje13 — Jun 29, 2017

My name is Jessica Determan, I am 19 years old, and I am from southwest Minnesota. I have been in the child welfare system from ages 14 to 18. I have gone through two traditional foster homes, one kinship placement and at the age of 17, I found my... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 21, 2017

I spent 4 years in the foster care system in Las Vegas due to negligence and abuse. In 2010, I aged out of foster care at age 18 and lost my health insurance. Then I ended up in the hospital. My hemoglobin had dropped to... Read more

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By calaffa1 — Jun 20, 2017

Foster youth are very diverse individuals because they come from many unique backgrounds and cultures. I personally believe being a foster parent takes a lot of responsibility and patience. They have to make sure the children's needs are being met,... Read more

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By Sabian Hart-Wall — Jun 15, 2017

There are many attributes that contribute to making a great foster parent, most of which coincide with just being a great parent. To be a good parent it's important to be open and try to look at things from everyone's perspective. This is especially... Read more

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By slb079 — Jun 10, 2017

As far as I remember, it was a good day at school. I went to my normal bus stops waiting to be picked up. Instead of my mom picking me up it was a lady who happened to be staying with us. Being the person I am, I asked a million questions. Never... Read more

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By Rosalina Burton — Sep 2, 2016

It is that time again. You're going into the big bad world of education and you're not sure if you're ready, if you want it, if it is even worth it. I know the feeling. I have not written a post for a while, but today I just wanted to write and you... Read more

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By Casey Preston — Aug 19, 2016

Wow, life after the internship.... I want to thank all of the staff at FosterClub, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I can't believe that I am blogging again haha. So I've been trying to get a new job as a Youth Adult Consultant... Read more

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By Tubaman05 — Aug 14, 2016

Unlike many, I never had someone treat me less than due to my status as a foster youth. However, I did have people look at me differently- just not in the way you would think. I have always been expected to succeed, regardless of my situation, being... Read more

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By Cody Rivera — Aug 12, 2016

No one has ever told me directly that I would not, or could not, do something because I was a foster child. However, what many individuals have done to me in my life is express my situation as an excuse for why I could not or would not do something... Read more