This is strictly stories from young people in and from foster care. This is why we do what we do, there are some amazing insights in here definately worth reading.

An Internship to Remember

Living with 12 other people between the ages of 18-24 who are all from a different state who have also experienced foster care can be very very very interesting. Being an All Star means you have to live with your coworkers in a three bedroom house... Read more

Experience in Progress

It’s been 3 weeks into the All-Star experience and it has been passing by really quick! The experience has been challenging and intense for me personally. I am an observant introvert. I am not the best at public speaking but trying to push myself as best as I can. I have been enjoying interacting with the other interns and bonding with them. It’s been interesting to hear about their experiences in care. This internship has given me the opportunity to learn about foster care in other parts of the country to find that each state works differently. I have also learned about other opportunities presented to foster youth as alumni and still in care. This internship has been what I thought it could be and more. I came to the internship with an open mind and have not been disappointed. I have learned to be more flexible and run with the punches just as in life where you do not always know what your day/week will contain. The best part of the internship is being able to relate with the the youth and interacting with them. They have so much energy and drive to do well for themselves, that it is inspiring. The hardest part so far is being able to break out of my shell. I know that takes time and effort. This is an ongoing thing and do not expect things to change overnight. The opportunities have been great so far! I have attended the Dream Conference at Western Oregon University this week. The Youth in Oregon have so much opportunity in pursuing higher education, that it makes me excited for them as they start this journey. All I can say is that this internship has been helpful as I go through my journey of figuring out where my passions are and where I want to be in life. I could not ask for anything more and I am thankful for the opportunity FosterClub has given me to be here. Read more

My First Post!!!!!

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

All About Me

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

One for the Books

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

Take Control

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