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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 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

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By lilrocker392 — Aug 12, 2016

There have been countless times where I was told I could or could not do something due to my status as a foster youth. I was not one to have low expectations and standards of myself but others have had that intention. There have been certain things... Read more

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By Brittney Barros — Aug 12, 2016

Normalcy. Normalcy was something I was told I couldn't have because of my status as a foster youth. And there was so many aspects of this term that I lacked because of being in foster care. It was something I struggled with almost every day and it... Read more

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By Victoria Marie Myers — Aug 10, 2016

There wasn’t anything that could have prevented me from entering foster care, but there were dozens of services and people that definitely could have made life in foster care a lot easier for my family and I. Some of the major struggles I went... Read more

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By Amairani1996 — Aug 9, 2016

In my opinion, if I had these preventions I would have had a better experience in the foster care care system. After I entered the foster care system I was treated like I was not normal. Instead of being able to move on from my horrible past... Read more

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By Amairani1996 — Aug 9, 2016

So far, being an All-Star has been a valuable experience. For the first time I have been given the opportunity to be an independent young adult. This internship has been preparing me in a variety of ways; including moving out before the end of this... Read more

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By Aliyah16 — Aug 8, 2016

Starting when I was three years old, DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) was called on my mom a total of eight times. When I was 14, we were finally offered family therapy, my family therapy never worked because it didn't feel right,... Read more

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By Cody Rivera — Aug 7, 2016

Prevention services could have kept my sibling and I from ever being separated from our mother, 12 years ago. With that said, I would like to offer a few ideas of preventative services to you that I believe would have helped my family from ever... Read more