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By Adam@fosterclub — Nov 9, 2017

Imagine having your name chosen by your caseworker by the spinning of her contact Rolodex. At the Shoulder to Shoulder conference, I heard the powerful message that we are all connected. I listened to Angela Tucker, this year's keynote speaker share... Read more

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By EvelinRamirez — Oct 19, 2017

Permanency: lasting or intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely. That is the dictionary definition of the word. However, in the perspective of a foster youth, permanency has no set definition. In the foster care system, youth may experience... Read more

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By TaylorMiche — Sep 21, 2017

Growing up in my grandmothers 1 bedroom trailer, living on the back balcony which we converted into my brother and Is room wasn’t all that bad. My biological mother is a drug addict and she chose drugs over her kids, so she wasn’t around very often... Read more

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By FosterKid — Jul 16, 2013

I met my adoptive parents when i was 10, events up to that point i was in multiple foster homes. I wasn't the best acting child in the world. My mother lost her parental rights that year so my depression seemed to get deeper and deeper and deeper... Read more

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By brownm — Jul 17, 2010

On this day, 15 years ago I was blessed to be adopted by Germaine and Charlie Brown along with my two older siblings, Roxann and Richard. What really makes this extra special for me is that it is my adopted father's birthday. The weird thing is that... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 7, 2010

About the Fostering Connections to Success and Increased Adoptions Act of 2008 law (Public Law 110-351) The new Fostering Connections law made major improvements to programs and policies related to older youth in foster care. Some parts of the new... Read more

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By Celeste — Jan 31, 2010

FosterClub believes young people and alumni have unique insight about what their peers in foster care are experiencing, making them uniquely suited to recognize trends and emerging issues in foster care. In keeping with this idea, the first... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 15, 2009

Please take a few minutes today to call your Representatives and educate their staff on the legislation introduced by Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA). The Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 3827) would prohibit any entity that receive child... Read more

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By Isaiah — Dec 7, 2009

in my marriage and family class i talked about adoption. I thought it was very hard for me because when that word comes up flags and barriers comes up. I know as a fosterclub all star doing the getting solid material/presentation it is like adding... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 15, 2009

By Ray Hershe, abc40tv • April 13, 2009, SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- The economy makes it tough on everyone. Among those hard hit are social service agencies. And when you rely on those agencies, it makes it even tougher. For example, the challenges faced... Read more

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