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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

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By ellenajones029 — Aug 7, 2016

Foster Care is not the easiest of events to live through. I find that on any given day I reflect back on my many hardships re-evaluating how I could have improved on an array of traumatic events. However, when I started this internship at FosterClub... Read more

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By Brittney Barros — Aug 7, 2016

Preventative services could of saved my family and I from being torn apart by the foster care system. Before being taken into state custody, we were homeless for nearly seven months. Seven months of living outside, in dirty motels, couch surfing,... Read more

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By lilrocker392 — Aug 4, 2016

To have a different perspective about preventive measures, I felt foster care was the most appropriate placement for me because my mother and extended family were not able to give the support and needs in order to be successful as a child. It can be... Read more

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By Amairani1996 — Aug 2, 2016

I believe life is what you make of it. My name is Amairani Morales. I was born in Mexico City in the town of Distrito Federal. I moved regularly during my childhood; I always thought it was exciting. I was able to live in different states, meet... Read more

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