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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

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Policy 101: Adoption

By FC Steve — Dec 26, 2008

Although foster care is an important safety net for some children, it was intended to be a temporary arrangement. Children have a better opportunity for growing and developing when they are living with a safe family on a permanent basis. Reunifying... Read more

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Breaking the Cycle

By kitarea — Dec 15, 2008

2009 FosterClub All-Star Kita Anderson wrote the following piece for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) Going to graduate school to achieve my dream of becoming a social worker after overcoming a harsh beginning is the only way for... Read more

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Policy 101: Direct tribal access to federal child welfare funds needed

By FC Steve — Dec 10, 2008

Nationally, American Indian/Alaskan Native children are overrepresented in foster care–at more than 1.6 times the expected level – and are over represented among the children in foster care who are awaiting adoption – at two to four times the... Read more

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Policiy 101: Financing Reform

By FC Steve — Dec 10, 2008

The vast majority of dedicated federal funding for child welfare is currently reserved for supporting children in foster care placements and cannot be used for prevention services or other supports for children after they leave foster care. States,... Read more

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Thanksgiving-FosterClub Style

By FC Steve — Dec 5, 2008

Some members of the FosterClub family expressed interest in having Thanksgiving in Seaside this year, and the staff at FosterClub all thought that was a great idea. This being my first holiday involved with FosterClub, I wasn't going to miss the... Read more