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By APetite1 — Dec 6, 2022

Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council is pleased to release its 19th priority statement: Supporting Immigrant Children & Youth in Foster Care . Recent years have seen an increase in attention to... Read more

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By Celeste — Dec 17, 2020

Introducing the All-In campaign and the Youth Engagement Team - made up of 11 young people with lived experience in foster care, supported by Joshua Christian Oswald, who served as the Youth Engagement Coordinator under Associate Commissioner Jerry... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 16, 2020

Today, the All-In Youth Engagement Team released it's recommendations on Improving Permanency and Well-Being. These recommendations come from three roundtable discussions were held with the Youth Engagement Team and ACF Assistant Secretary Lynn... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 6, 2021

Written by Alex Oleson , 2020 ACF All-In Youth Engagement Team Member The goal for any young person in the foster care system is permanency. Although this looks different in every case there are currently over 122,000 young people whose parental... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 6, 2021

Written by Aleks Talsky , Member of the ACF All-In Youth Engagement Team Policymakers, agencies, and professionals continue to expand and develop best practices around achieving permanency for young people served by the child welfare system. Whether... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 3, 2021

Music has always been very influential in my life. That being said, I am not musically talented in any way. Believe me when I tell you that I was most certainly not blessed with the ability to sing, read music, or play an instrument of any kind... Read more

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By emilyfish — Mar 8, 2019

"I feel like I have a voice, and I'm going to use that voice to push that change as far as I can." Tamara Milford , 2017 FosterClub All-Star, shares with Channel 4 News, watch the full interview here. Tamara was placed into care after the death of... Read more

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By YeshiV — Aug 7, 2018

Failed Adoption wasn't the end of my story! It was the beginning of having my dreams come true. Child welfare calls an adoption that ends before it is finalized a disrupted adoption. My adoption was finalized and later dissolved through an adoption... Read more

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By KaylaM — Feb 2, 2018

Cassidy spent her early years in the Texas foster care system (over 2,000 days in care!). At age 6, she was adopted by Jenn McKown. She started doing Musical Theater at a young age but after meeting Ryan Gosling, she decided she was interested in... Read more

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By Adam@fosterclub — Dec 15, 2017

Demetrius Jackson was the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County with 1,934 career points and the first McDonald’s All-American from northern Indiana since future NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp earned the honor in 1988. He also experienced foster... Read more

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