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Failed Adoption Was Not the End of My Story!

By YeshiV — Aug 7, 2018

Failed Adoption wasn't the end of my story! It was the beginning of having my dreams come true. Child welfare calls an adoption that ends before it is finalized a disrupted adoption. My adoption was finalized and later dissolved through an adoption... Read more

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My experience at the DREAM Conference

By ShelliG99 — Aug 7, 2018

A team brings more than just support during an activity, they bring safety, comfort, and hope. My team, a group of All-Stars, called ourselves the DREAM team. From my experience with youth, I’ve found it difficult to find a place to belong in their... Read more

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Siblings: Partners in Crime

By 18saujaz — Aug 6, 2018

Sibling (noun) - A partner in crime; an individual who holds your secrets. This is a definition I wish I would have been able to connect to. A wise person once told me that siblings are made to walk with you your whole life. Oftentimes they outlive... Read more

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Educate Foster Youth about Health Care? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!?!

By YeshiV — Jul 25, 2018

I was ready to be taught about health care my whole life, but it felt like the system was saying, “ain’t nobody got time for that!” Soon after entering foster care at age 16, I ended up in the hospital for a week and had too many follow-up doctor’s... Read more

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#FixTheGlitch for Foster Youth

By shannonsymonds — Jul 19, 2018

Without Medicaid, a visit to a University Physician may cost me hundreds of dollars because of a legislative glitch. When Congress voted to allow all youth to remain on their parent’s health insurance until age 26, they also granted Medicaid to... Read more

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33 Days that Changed Everything

By gordonk0207 — Jul 18, 2018

Thirty-three days is all it took to revoke the opportunities I was promised for so many years. I was in foster care from the age of 11 until 33 days before my 18th birthday when my caseworker reunified me with my family. I had always worried I would... Read more

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2018 Outstanding Young Leaders

By Catherine — Jul 13, 2018

FosterClub is proud to announce our 2018 Outstanding Young Leaders are now live on our website! The FosterClub Outstanding Young Leader Award is an annual recognition program aimed at recognizing the success and achievements of young people who have... Read more