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CASA partners with FosterClub and the Kids Are Waiting campaign to Recognize Outstanding Young Leaders

By FC Steve — Feb 10, 2009

Former foster youth received awards for inspirational advocacy on federal foster care reform that would help more of the 500,000 children in foster care have safe, permanent families WHAT: Eleven young adults who grew up in foster care were honored... Read more

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Lupe Ortiz-Tovar Testifies Before Congress

By FC Steve — Feb 10, 2009

2005 Al-Star Lupe Ortiz-Tovar testified Before House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support in February, 2008. Here is what she told them.. First, let me say thank you to Chairman McDermott, Representative Weller... Read more

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A new book

By JJ — Feb 5, 2009

Hey Guys, I am not sure if you know this or not but I am a new staff member at FosterClub. I am really excited about the move & so much happier that my job has more substance than just waiting on tables! But this got me thinking. This is a whole... Read more

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Insecurity

By Julia — Feb 4, 2009

She feels less pretty less worthy sad and stuck. like her family, critical and harsh negative and pessimistic all those things a man used to call her But deep inside the stronger part of herself resists and knows that she is not and she fights to... Read more

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Torn Apart: We Survived the Street but Lost Each Other in Foster Care

By FC Steve — Jan 22, 2009

By Anonymous Carried nine months by a drug-addicted mother, I was born into a house where I was only as good as her next fix. I don’t know what neighborhood we lived in. I only remember the reeking smell of piss in the hallway of our... Read more

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Being Happy—in Spite of Rejection by My Birth Family for Being Gay

By FC Steve — Jan 10, 2009

The following story was featured in the Fall 2009 Issue of The Connection Magazine, from CASA Download Original Story From my birth, being gay has been against my family’s way of life. Because of my family and their religious views, my journey... Read more

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Policy 101: Relatives as Guardians

By FC Steve — Dec 26, 2008

In most states, relatives and others who become permanent, legal guardians for a child in foster care lose federal financial assistance and services once the child exits foster care (as opposed to most foster placements and many adoptions, which... Read more