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Youth Need Me, And I’m Not Available

I was in foster care from the time I was 16 up until a month before my 21st birthday. Now I am 28 and a new mom sheltering at home to help stop the spread […]

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Opportunities to Re-Create My Narrative

For most, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives we once had. Social distancing and isolation is the new norm as the world is continuously being impacted by the coronavirus. March 13 was the last […]

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Accepting My Character

My name is Lauren Werner and I am a senior at a California state university. My educational aspirations consist of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a concentration in global culture, and a […]

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Praying This Brings Us Closer Together

I’m going to preface this with a personal intro to my background. My name is Victoria Kavanagh, formerly Victoria Huber. I am 25 years old and I was in foster care for a brief stay […]

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The Promise of a Future

As with many former foster youth, my life has seen its share of broken promises. Promises that as a child I had faith that adults held the power to keep. Birthday promises, Christmas gift promises, […]

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Resources I Relied on Have Come to a Halt

It isn’t all that uncommon for former foster youth to live in poverty after transitioning out of the foster care system. To give you a better idea, let me provide you with some numbers. After […]