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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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Kinship Keeps the Family Bond

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

Kinship Keeps the Family Bond By Shaniqua C. I've been in kinship care ever since I was born. Kinship care is pretty much the same as foster care except that you are placed with a relative instead of a stranger. I was placed... Read more

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Visiting Hours

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

Kids have a right to see their parents in prison. By Linda R. One of the toughest parts of having a parent locked up is that many kids only get occasional visits-if you get any visits at all. In New York, for instance, regulations say that kids are... Read more

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My Brother

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

My brother was everything to me. I wish we had stayed together. By Jeremiyah S. Growing up, my brother and I were known as the twin towers. We're both very tall and we both played basketball. Lots of times we'd play together,... Read more

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A New Home

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

A New Home From On Their Own By Martha Shirk and Gary Stangler The following story is taken from the book On Their Own, a new book that tells the story of what happens to kids when they age out of the foster care system. This is part of the story of... Read more

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I was wrong about group homes

By FosterClub — May 14, 2008

I Was Wrong About Group Homes By Eric E. Living without your parents is not easy, especially if you're living with people you don't know. Before I went into a group home, I thought living with eight boys would be tough (... Read more

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