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By FC Steve — Apr 27, 2009

By Julie Bosman, New York Times , Apr 26, 2009, New York –- The threat of more than $83 million in budget cuts at New York City’s child-welfare agency has left advocates for children afraid that recent improvements in its operations, including... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 22, 2009

By Nicole Chavez, ABC News Channel 10 , Apr 22, 2009, SACRAMENTO, CA - As the economy worsens, the demand on the foster care system grows, according to local foster care officials. "That means more foster kids who turn 18 are being forced out on... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 14, 2009

by Audrey Asistio, Foster Kids Struggling in Tough Economy CBS KIMA TV • April 13, 2009 YAKIMA -- Once Tim Byrd graduated high school, foster care was finished, and he was on his own. Byrd explained, "They have their parents to fall back on if they... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 11, 2009

I will never forget my twelfth birthday – on that day, my social worker appeared at my foster home with two trash bags and announced that I was moving. She handed me the bags and said, “You need to pack your things.” My things. I was hurt because... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 11, 2009

I pulled my blanket to my chin, warm already in my blue footed pajamas. My eyelids slowly began to find their other halves when again that thought shot through the warmth and sent cold tremors up the back of my neck and onto the top of my blonde... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 10, 2009

When I was eight years old, my sisters and I were removed from our home and placed in foster care in the Utah state system. Our home environment was unsafe and unstable. The idea was that we would spend temporary time in care until my mother could... Read more

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By Mike — Mar 5, 2009

You know, all of us have things we would change if we had the opportunity to go back in time. For me, it is how my relationship with my father is. On one hand, I want nothing to do with him, he was a very physically abusive person, to me, and the... Read more

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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 project, leaks... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 4, 2008

I would like to read you two definitions of one word. The first is: to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition, the next is: to proceed with difficulty or with great effort. My friends, this is the definition of... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 4, 2008

I entered the foster care system when I was eight years old. My mother simply left the house one rainy evening. I didn’t know what to do, so I went to the neighbors. Soon a police car came and took me away. I was terrified. My foster mom is great... Read more

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