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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

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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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