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Fostering Blog

 
August 20, 2020
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Empowering Advocacy in Your Foster Home

We are born advocates. From the first time we cry, we are advocating for ourselves. From that point on we learn how to ask for help […]
December 9, 2019

No One Deserves to Be Forgotten: A Teen’s Journey from Foster Care to Independence

No one wants to be forgotten. No one wants to be left behind. Katie once struggled as a teen in foster care to see her potential. […]
November 4, 2019

A Lot of Holes Left Empty: Being a Teen in Foster Care

Jolli entered foster care as a teen and her whole life changed. She was separated from the only world that she had ever known. She felt […]
September 9, 2019

Guide to Going Home: Foster Care from a Youth Perspective

How do you explain foster care to a child who has never experienced it? Or who has never even had to consider what life may be […]
November 13, 2017

The Impact My Foster Parents Had On Me

The key to a child being successful in foster care is stability. I know this because I was in foster care for much of my childhood. […]
May 9, 2017

How A Man I Have Never Met Saved My Life

Who Will Cry for the Little Boy? Who will cry for the little boy? Lost and all alone. Who will cry for the little boy? Abandoned […]
March 29, 2017

My Parents Who “Neglected Me”

My parents had many many problems. My father was an abusive alcoholic and abused hard drugs. My mother abused drugs and committed credit card fraud over […]
March 23, 2017

Hope & Redemption in “The Language of Flowers”

  The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a work of fiction, not a book specifically about foster care, but it does illuminate […]
March 13, 2017

How I Entered Foster Care

I was born in Charleston, South Carolina in the late eighties. From as early as I could remember I lived in a broken home. I was […]
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