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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017
Whether you are experiencing discrimination in the foster care system or with a caseworker after leaving Care such as a welfare office caseworker, there are procedures for reporting it and getting reassigned. If you are a foster youth you can discuss this with your CASA and with the Gardian Ad Litem and can request a hearing to get reassigned. You... Read more


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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017
Not sure if they permit a youth to observe the proceedings from a safe/secure location and/or give their CASA and/or Lawyer real time feedback, but it might be worth asking your caseworker about what accommodations are available for you to have as much input in the process as possible while assuring your physical and emotional well-being. Read more


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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017
You can tell them that you know your parents had some issues, but that they loved you the best way they knew how. You can also tell them that you know there are many adults in your life who do love and care about you and many others out there who would if given the opportunity. You can also tell them that you hope they actually appreciate the love... Read more


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By BlessedChest — Sep 16, 2017
Where in PA are you located and how old are you? Have you asked your foster parents to assist you in getting the records, or have you already aged out of the system? Have you tried contacting your Guardian Ad Litem or your CASA representative (if you have one)? Utilize the support people in your life to assist you in advocating for you in addition... Read more


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By Celeste — Sep 14, 2017
You should ask your caseworker about how the agency is ensuring normalcy for foster youth. It is a new federal (USA) law that they should be working to give you normalcy, and that would include participating in after school activities. Of course, it is up to you to keep your grades up and maintain good behavior at school so that you remain... Read more


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By brownm — Aug 31, 2017
I just want to say don't give up hope. I was older before I got adopted. Plus I just read about a lady who was a former All-Star at FosterClub who got adopted when she was in her 30s. You are never too old to find your forever family :) Read more


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By celeste22 — Aug 31, 2017
Hey Brian - check out these organizations online: FosterClub (you already found it!) Foster Care Alumni of America (https://fostercarealumni.org/) National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council (http://nationalpolicycouncil.org/) Be sure to check out the RESOURCES section in the main menu above! ^^^ Read more