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Recommended Reading List

By FC Steve — Oct 23, 2008

The books below are good reads about foster care from the youth perspective. They might be about someone's foster care experience, about the system, or maybe just written by someone who was in the system at some time. Foster Girl: a Memoir, By... Read more

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Thank Congress for Passing Legislation to Reform the Nation's Foster Care System

By FC Steve — Oct 22, 2008

Both the House and the Senate have acted unanimously to pass the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act. Thank Congress for Passing Legislation to Reform the Nation's Foster Care System by clicking here... Read more

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Bio-family

By FC Steve — Oct 13, 2008

Most young people who enter foster care have experienced abuse or neglect by a biological parent. Despite this fact, most young people will return to live with a biological parent once the home situation can be made safe and “reunification” is... Read more

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A tale of two brothers

By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

In the U.S. today, there are more than 500,000 children living in foster care. Georgia alone has more than 14,000 children and young people in the foster care system. My brother and I were two of them. Before we entered foster care, I used to clean... Read more

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Foster youth need someone to count on

By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

My foster care story is not a typical one, although I can’t say I have ever heard a ‘typical’ story about being in foster care. Unlike many children who suffer the loss of family members at a young age, fear rejection by their foster parents, and... Read more

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Aging Out Without a Family

By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

As college students arrive at school and prepare to start the new academic year, I am reminded of the painful, bittersweet occasions that I – a young person who has aged out of foster care and who recently graduated from college – have experienced... Read more

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Foster Youth Need Permanent Families

By FC Steve — Oct 5, 2008

When I graduated from high school, all I could do was hope for a bright future. In my cap and gown, wearing a smile, I looked just like my classmates. My hopes and dreams for the future were identical to theirs. That is where the similarity ends. I... Read more

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