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FosterClub Believes that Transgender and All LGBTQ2S+ Young People in Foster Care Deserve Safety, Affirmation and Love

By linda@fosterclub.com — Mar 10, 2022 (pinned)

Young people in and from foster care deserve safety, love, and to be affirmed in their full identities and expressions. Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders, partnering with FosterClub, are working to make that a reality. However, there is much work that... Read more

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Applications Open: Join the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council

By APetite1 — Mar 8, 2022 (pinned)

FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) are now accepting applications for the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council. Individuals with lived experience in the child welfare system (including foster care, adoption,... Read more

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New Mexico’s first Native family court points to success keeping kids in tribal communities

By linda@fosterclub.com — Feb 22, 2022 (pinned)

Veronica Krupnick, a member of the Hopi Tribe who also has Navajo and Jemez Pueblo heritage, was six years old when she entered New Mexico’s child welfare system, ultimately severing her connections to her family, community and culture. “It felt... Read more

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Stimulus Aid for Former Foster Youth Isn’t Reaching Most Eligible Kentuckians

By kristenhintz — Feb 17, 2022 (pinned)

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting February 15, 2022 by Jasmine Demers A federal stimulus package was meant to provide financial relief to current and former foster youth during the pandemic. But less than 30% of Kentucky’s $7.3 million... Read more

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What Supports do Expectant and Parenting Young People in Foster Care Need?

By linda@fosterclub.com — Feb 8, 2022 (pinned)

Great question. Family Voices United, a collaborative project with the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, Generations United, FosterClub and Casey Family Programs presented this question to young people, birth parents and kinship/relative caregivers... Read more

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Facing Crisis without Support

By linda@fosterclub.com — Oct 26, 2021 (pinned)

“My emotional health has been really impacted during the pandemic. I have to pay for professional support out of pocket; I’ve been choosing that over having enough food.” I’m a 25-year old who spent 2 years in foster care. I’ve been taking care of... Read more

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New letter from Associate Commissioner Schomburg on Supporting Youth

By FosterClub — Oct 13, 2021 (pinned)

Please see the attached Dear Child Welfare Community letter from Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau. The letter shares information and encourages continued efforts to connect with and support the young people who... Read more

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