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By Jordan McEwan — Oct 12, 2018

I found respite more relaxing than some of my carers on occasion, they seem more laid back as they are only there short term. Just see it as a distant family friend and your meeting for the first time, anything to make you feel more comfortable around them, I'm sure they will be nice. Keep posted on here plenty of us here if you need us., good... Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Oct 8, 2018

I would add take your phone contacts with you. Take comfort items. I hope it is an positive experience. Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Oct 8, 2018

Hi,

I agree don't give up. You can also reach out and create permenance in your life with people who may not be prepared to adopt but ARE prepared to be there for you permenantly. This is on FosterClub's website. Check it out. 

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By Jennygirl — Sep 25, 2018

My husband's parents are my parents now-- so I have them as a family. There are many people like me who would like to foster/adopt older youth-- however, I am in college now, so I am usually studying or working. BORING PARENT alert! Getting involved in community events , sports, church, etc. can at least give you adults that will be supportive... Read more



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By bd5402 — Sep 21, 2018

Honestly, respite isn't really that hard to prepare for. Make sure you pack all of the essentials and stuff, but other than that it should be pretty easy going and then you get to go back to your permanent placement. Read more



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By Olivia — Aug 22, 2018

Perhaps there was a brief period in which your pictures would be up there? I found no information on the website about it, but you could contact Heart Gallery Alabama directly at info@HeartGalleryAlabama.com or call (205) 445-1293, to know why your profile was removed.

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By shannonsymonds — Jul 27, 2018

Are you thinking for Mother's day, or for May in general. 

1. Pick a mother figure, sibling who takes that place, person you see as important male or female and bake them cookies, make a card, or just say thank you for what you do for me.

2. May 1st, pick May flowers and make little boquets. (Be sure to ask permission to... Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jul 27, 2018
This is a great question. I am concerned that you didn't get an answer. Would you like us to reach out to All-Stars and ask about some of their experiences. Yes - there are other youth in care who are parents. Shannon outreach@fosterclub.com Read more


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By shannonsymonds — Jul 24, 2018
I think that depends on how safe bio family is and what court ordered visitation is. Anyone with a CASA or attorney can ask for what they believe is reasonable. ... Read more


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By shannonsymonds — Jul 24, 2018

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Do you have a CASA or a court appointed attorney? Does your relative want to take the steps? If they qualify - you should ask your support system to advocate for them. Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jul 13, 2018

Hi Sammie,

FosterClub has a resource list found at the link below which lists Delaware's ILP and Youth Advisory Board. I bet someone at either of those locations would know the local resources. 

https://www.fosterclub.com/... Read more



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By shannonsymonds — May 25, 2018

Hi,

There is a resource list on here. This is the Kentucky ILP program. They will know where foster youth gather in your area. 

https://www.fosterclub.com/resources/kentucky-independent-living-program

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By shannonsymonds — May 25, 2018

Hello, I wish I had seen this before Mother's Day. I can understand the pain. I wish I had an answer for the pain, other than find a way to comfort yourself, like walking, calling a friend, writing, painting. One of the ways a friend of mine copes with it is to honor their chosen mother. A lot of us have, "chosen," family. It... Read more



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By br0629 — May 8, 2018

Hi Kamilgerald. I also have been looking to help kids aging out of foster care that do no have support. Was wondering if you'd be willing to share any information you have gathered. As a foster alumni who aged out with no where to go, I understand the struggles and pitfalls of such a situation. Also, where in NY are you located? Read more



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By APetite1 — Apr 24, 2018
All-Stars will be announced by the end of April! We encourage applicants to keep an eye on email. :) ... Read more


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By shannonsymonds — Feb 22, 2018

Hi,
There are some resources in Wyoming, depending on your age. Here is a list of Wyoming resources. ILP coordinators may know where to find funds. You can email outreach@fosterclub.com.
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By shannonsymonds — Jan 24, 2018

www.ocfs.ny.gov/main/ddps/adolescent

Above is a link to the NYS Office of Children and Family Services website that has some valuable information for youth, parents/caretakers, and stakeholders. Although it is not specific to Housing services, it is a great starting place. Read more



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By Kamilgerald — Jan 22, 2018

Great! Thanks. I was looking into housing as a priority because so many youths who've aged out has ended up being homeless. Looking at how we can curve homelessness. Read more



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By shannonsymonds — Jan 18, 2018

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/makinghealthychoices.pdf#page=2&vie...

This is a publication that might give you some ways to make decisions about your medications and talk to the adults and doctors you work with. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

You are allowed to refuse medication.. Inform them the reason why so that your doctor can help with the situation.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

You would have to talk with your case worker who would be better to answer that for you.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Call the program supervisor, they should be able to help you.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Yes you are allowed to get a new caseworker and make their supervisor aware of your feelings so that they can approach the situation now to make sure this doesn't happen again.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Yes to ensure that you are in a safe place.. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

You have the right to say no. You can write a statement or inform your case worker how you feel and they can express your feelings in court for you. Read more



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By samueldavis1960... — Dec 5, 2017

Some kids can be really cruel. You have to remember they are kids and still are in the age that don't understand what they are doing. When faced with issues, remember no matter what you are special no matter what anyone say. Read more