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How Party Boy Cleaned Up His Act

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

How Party Boy Cleaned Up His Act A Former Foster Kid Describes Life After the System. By Linda R. When you meet John Michaels today, he seems like he's going to get wherever he wants in life. Even if there's a brick wall, he's busting right through... Read more

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The Miseducation of Foster Youth

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

The Miseducation Of Foster Youth When group home teachers expect the worst By Ja'Nelle E. When I went to high school in the group home, our curriculum consisted of watching movies such as "The Elephant Man" and coloring or drawing. We rarely did... Read more

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How Care Can Help or Hurt Our Education

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

How Care Can Help or Hurt Our Education By Natalie K. I was in the 7th grade when my single mother died and I was put into foster care. Before then, I usually did very well in school, and this tragedy did not stop my good school performance. My... Read more

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Could I Be Another Mother's Daughter?

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

Could I Be Another Mother's Daughter? Agencies across the country want to get more teens adopted. When it was my choice, I wasn't sure. By Natalie K. "Wow, can they really be taking me to lunch and giving me authentic jewelry... Read more

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Don't Label Us

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

Don't Label Us By Giselle J. For as long as I've been in foster care (which is about four years), I've been faced with comments like, "You're in foster care? You don't look like someone in foster care!" or "Awe, sorry to hear about it,"... Read more

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A Young Alumni's Perspective of the Holidays

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

A Young Alumni's Perspective of the Holidays I love the holiday season! I start listening to Christmas music a few weeks before trick-or-treaters scout their neighborhoods for candy in their Halloween garb. Some say I’m crazy for listening to... Read more

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Saved by the System

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

Saved by the System By Tara T. A lot of people do nothing but complain about the foster care system. Even though I sometimes complain too, I also know that foster care has made a big difference in my life. It helped get me back on my feet when I had... Read more

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