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By Cristal Ramirez — Jul 6, 2016

When people have asked me how I “made it” through the foster care system, many things come to mind for me; but one characteristic that I feel has particularly helped me successfully navigate life is this: my stubbornness. Sure, stubbornness may not... Read more

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By Casey Preston — Jul 5, 2016

Some of the resources in Texas may include things like a tuition waiver. A tuition waiver takes care of the payments for classes. The tuition waiver is beneficial in all Texas state funded colleges or universities. If it is a private school such as... Read more

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By dhollin12 — Jul 2, 2016

Failure... I acted out because I wanted someone to realize, that I was a young girl who felt hurt, lost and confused. My behaviors were never looked at in that way though. I was put down for being “bad”. The entire time, I just wanted to feel like... Read more

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By Awesomesauce365 — Jul 2, 2016

Sometimes people can be a little condescending to us “foster kids” when we try and do something that we love. Unfortunately, sports and fine arts are a few of the things that we are told we can’t do. However, in my case, being in foster care opened... Read more

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By Domiskinnner — Jul 2, 2016

I was in the foster system for most of my younger life, a long nine years. Being in the system I used to be my worst enemy, I grew up being told that I wouldn't become anything, just like my mother. I was a child with the biggest, wildest dreams... Read more

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By John LeGrande — Jul 1, 2016

Growing up in the inner city of Pittsburgh without any limits placed on me I had to grow up fast. Not having anyone watching over me but having people to take care of made me feel like a full-time adult at the age of eleven. Being placed in a... Read more

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By John LeGrande — Jul 1, 2016

So check this out; me and my girlfriend Nicole went to go see the Amy Schumer comedy show in Pittsburgh. But before the show we were in the car talking about how I did not have many family ties in Pittsburgh or anywhere because I went through foster... Read more

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By KaylaCarmen — Jul 1, 2016

First of all I spent nine and a half years in Vermont's foster care system. During those years my case stayed in the Newport, Vermont Department of Children and Families (DCF) district office. I also moved throughout the state while I was in care... Read more

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By Lindsaybriese — Jul 1, 2016

I think we can all agree that as foster youth, we have to jump through additional hoops to achieve our goals. We have to take the long way in doing things that give our friends minimal trouble. However, going the great lengths to get your financial... Read more

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By mskelton — Jul 1, 2016

Hello everyone! So I spent my time in care during my late elementary and middle school years. As you might agree, this time of life is crucial for youth to really begin figuring out who they are and what they want to be about. You can't necessarily... Read more