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By tristant — Aug 11, 2015

Hello again everyone, and welcome back to my blog. My name is Tristan, I'm 18 years old, and I'm a 2015 All-Star from Las Vegas, NV. The content I'll be covering today concerns my advocacy work both as a foster youth and as a member of the LGBTQIA+... Read more

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By Lankagirl — Aug 10, 2015

Dear Foster Kid, I may not know your life story or what you do on a daily basis. I don’t know what triggers you or what makes you laugh. We may have a completely different life experiences but we do share one commonality. At some point in our... Read more

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By coxange1 — Aug 9, 2015

I spent most of my childhood on the fast track to a life destined for failure. My father was extremely abusive and my mother signed off her rights because she did not believe that her love was enough. The vicious cycle continued when my adopted... Read more

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By tristant — Aug 1, 2015

My entire life, I have witnessed a division between boys and girls. From the pink and blue baby wear to body wash and deodorant, it seems like men and women are taught to live in worlds apart. But what about someone who has experienced both sides of... Read more

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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 our... 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