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By FosterClub — Jun 10, 2014

NBC’s Last Comic Standing semi-finalist and foster care alumni, Monroe Martin, talks about foster care during one of his bits. From Monroe's website : "Monroe Martin is a colorful and imaginative comedian with a lifetime... Read more

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By FosterKid — Jul 16, 2013

I met my adoptive parents when i was 10, events up to that point i was in multiple foster homes. I wasn't the best acting child in the world. My mother lost her parental rights that year so my depression seemed to get deeper and deeper and... Read more

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By Soccerchick — Apr 3, 2013

After venturing out on my own following my All-Star year in 2010, I took everything that I had learned and applied it to my situation in Foster Care. Mostly my education because I was always told growing up that, that was something that no one could... Read more

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By brownm — Mar 18, 2013

Have you ever had an "aha" moment? It seems that mine have been happening more frequently. Many people go through life and are told that you should do this, don't do that, and hangout with this person, not that one. Most of us just write it off as... Read more

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By CrysRose — Aug 14, 2012

Last summer, as an All-Star, I was much better about blogging. Conversely, this summer at the National Resource Center for Youth Development has been full of a myriad of different experiences and I haven’t had the time to reflect on them in the same... Read more

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By CrysRose — Aug 14, 2012

Often, foster care is mentioned in the news and in books as a problem. Foster care needs to be solved, abolished, or abandoned for the betterment of youth engaged in child welfare services. It is a faulty system that merely perpetuates negative... Read more

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By brownm — Jun 19, 2012

A little about me before I begin: I was placed into foster care as an infant, adopted at the age of 5 by the best parents ever, have traveled the world, lived in Africa, and played a role in policy that changed the lives of thousands of foster youth... Read more

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By SharandaCrews — Jun 18, 2012

Hey Everyone! Greetings from Seaside! We've been in Seaside for about a month now. We've been training and doing all of these crazy events. So far, we've worked with NRCYD (the National Research Center for Youth Development), I've done three... Read more

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By brownm — May 19, 2012

While talking with one of my best friends, we started to discuss "when are you successful?" Well to be honest the only thing we could dtermine is success is in the eye of the beholder. It is really a simple answer that can be broke down by each... Read more

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By brownm — May 10, 2012

I am back from Ghana after an unpleasant but eagerly anticipated departure. To keep it simple and sweet my 16 hour trip turned into a 72 hour trip. I am back to doing what I love doing, advocating and trying to make change happen in the foster care... Read more