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By ellenajones029 — Jul 27, 2016

Keep working to find a reliable and supportive adult. There are people who are willing to care and love you. It may seem difficult to find that person you can call when you are in trouble or talk to about your day. But like any relationship it takes... Read more

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By lilrocker392 — Jul 22, 2016

Writing a blog is not something I have much experience with but who says you cannot try! My name is Sabrina Petrie and I am 24 years old. I spent 5 years in New York state’s foster care system. I am currently majoring in History at the State... Read more

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By Tubaman05 — Jul 22, 2016

My first time in care was during third grade, attending Mustang Public Schools. I bounced around inpatient facilities due to lack of foster homes and fear of liability for my yet-to-be-trained kinship home after roughly six months in care. After... Read more

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By mskelton — Jul 18, 2016

I’m not sure writing only one blog entry about my experience during this internship will quite do it justice, but I’m going to try! My idea of what I thought the internship was going to be like and what it was actually like was definitely a bit off... Read more

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By Lindsaybriese — Jul 16, 2016

To a certain extent, we have control over our own lives. We hold the magic wand to our future and our fate. Some might be questioned by that statement, but give me a chance to explain why. I was asked to spell out my biggest piece of advice that I... Read more

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By KaylaCarmen — Jul 15, 2016

If you’re reading this you may very well be in foster care. Foster care is capable of trying you until feel like giving up. Everyone in the child welfare system is put there for different reasons and at different ages. You may be with your siblings... Read more

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By edie — Jul 15, 2016

For the last blog we have been asked to give some advice to a youth in foster care going through a rough time. I think that this is really important because it is easy to feel like you are going through this alone especially if you haven’t met... Read more

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By edie — Jul 12, 2016

This week we were asked to look into resources within our own states. I know this is something that means a lot to me considering that when I wanted to find out something out I felt like I had to do it all on my own with no resources. Some of the... Read more

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By Joshua Hatch — Jul 11, 2016

Luckily in the state of Ohio, foster youth in the Franklin County child welfare system have a wide variety of opportunities that they can take advantage of. At the age of 15 we are asked to participate in a serious of life skills courses, at the age... Read more

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By Lindsaybriese — Jul 9, 2016

As foster youth, we may need resources to keep us on the right track. Because of the additional challenges foster youth face, we find ourselves having to depend on the state for money and answers to our questions. Speaking from my own experience,... Read more