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By coxange1 — Jul 30, 2015

Hello Readers, My journey in the Michigan foster care system was a devastating and repetitive battle that my sisters and I had to fight to overcome. We thought that we had found our ‘forever family,’ but when I left for college I got a phone call... Read more

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By Rosalina Burton — Jul 27, 2015

I entered foster care for the first time at the age of three due to my mother's decision to go to rehab and my father's inability to manage his addiction and seven kids while she was away. This would be the first of many times entering care. These... Read more

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By arokeson — Jul 6, 2015

When most people see my sisters they see a reflection of me. Both of my sisters have the same skinny arms, nerd glasses, and pale skin that I have. But more importantly, my two younger sisters reflect my personality. They both love to learn, are... Read more

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By Laticia — Jul 6, 2015

This weeks topic; Statistics show us that LGBTQ youth are over represented in foster care. With the SCOTUS ruling of marriage equality, in your opinion what impact could or should this have on the foster care industry? I think that this ruling of... Read more

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By ezekiel adekolu — Jun 30, 2015

The All-Star experience has been one long and interesting journey. I've learned so much about my personal self, my mental self, and my emotional self. And I also have learned a lot about my fellow All-Stars, we all come with our own baggage and... Read more

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By Laticia — Jun 29, 2015

In one week I will be able to let the little things go... Growing up I never had this option. I always felt like I was the head of the household. I took a big part in making sure all my siblings woke up on time, brushed their teeth, ate their... Read more

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By eridiaz — Jun 29, 2015

In one week at FosterClub, I can experience times of organization and structure to immediately the opposite. One of the main challenges I have endured during this internship with FosterClub, has been learning how to function even when everything... Read more

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By Sternm1 — Jun 29, 2015

In one week, I can achieve almost nothing. However, in a week you can begin to achieve almost ANYTHING. It takes a lot more than just a week to truly achieve anything you want to. That is something I have struggled with for some time. When presented... Read more

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By JacobC — Jun 27, 2015

In a week, I can travel to a different state to help facilitate a conference for juniors and seniors in high school and transitioning future freshman in college. I can look at a hundred or so youth with a hundred or so unique stories of neglect,... Read more

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By Zae15 — Jun 26, 2015

Hello Readers, I sit here thinking "What is it I can do in one week?" but what comes to mind is not relevant. Before this internship my life was very grey in my eyes. I would wake up and just go through the day in auto pilot. I wouldn't apply myself... Read more