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Climbing Above for Foster Youth

Climbers about to set off on Mt. Shasta climb. 11:30 AM, July 21, 2012. Ten climbers try to climb California’s 14,000-foot Mt. Shasta to raise funds for the nation’s most influential foster youth led advocacy […]

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A Time for Trust

In the six years that I have covered the foster care system and worked along its fractious point of contact with the news media, an all-too-common theme has been one of mistrust, fear and subsequent […]

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Isn’t it Ironic, Don’t you Think?

By. Daniel Heimpel As the federal government works toward eased flow of information between the foster care system and education, the state that led the charge now aims to dam up the spring.  SACRAMENTO – […]

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Foster Care Counts

“Foster Mother’s Day,” celebrated in Los Angeles, puts foster children and their families first.    Eight-year-old Gabbi happily munches on candy, a butterfly painted across her smiling face. A line of little girls in their […]