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By Jamie — Dec 11, 2015

FosterClub's policy team has been busy this past year. We started the year off with a Stakeholder meeting hosted by the Administration for Children and Families to discuss the implementation of the Strengthening Families Act. We also brought the... Read more

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By eridiaz — Nov 11, 2015

My name is Eric Diaz, and I am a Foster. But what exactly does that mean? Should I be ashamed of it? To be honest, it doesn’t matter what I am; the title or the way I have grown up does not define me. Every day I wake up and I’m just grateful to be... Read more

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By Anonymous (not verified) — Aug 14, 2015

When you look in the room I stand out. Before I open my mouth a thousand assumptions are already made. Before I open my mouth I let my presence stand out. The brightest smile will make you wonder why is she so happy? I used to think of myself as the... Read more

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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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