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National Foster Care Month

From Hardship to Hope

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.

I Don't Care About Autism

Danielle Gletow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Have I offended you yet? Have you already started crafting a nasty comment to post below?

How Exceptional Massachusetts Lawmakers Embody the Spirit of Foster Care Awareness Month

Anne Stevenson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Instead of trying to mitigate any liability Massachusetts may face for botching the Pelletier case, the Governor and the State's child protection agencies should seize the opportunity to correct their mistake. Their failure to do so is making us all look bad.

This Mother's Day, Think About Foster Care

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I don't know if I could have made a difference -- but I'll never stop being sorry I didn't bring him home.

April Showers, Bring May Flowers -- and Awareness?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

National Foster Care Month should remind us that there are still young souls that need direction and help at the most delicate and impressionable moments of their lives.

Commemorating National Foster Care Month

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Rep. Karen Bass

The health and happiness of foster children is in our hands, and together, with assistance from our communities, we can provide the same care that we give to our loved ones.

My Year at the Shelter

Terra Trevor | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Terra Trevor

The year I worked at a group home youth crisis shelter with runaway, homeless and foster youth in transition is strung on a ribbon of memories as if it had been one long unending day.

Re-Envisioning Foster Care In America

Judy Cockerton | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Judy Cockerton

Most Americans think there are only two ways to support a child who has been placed in foster care: adopt a child from foster care or become a foster parent. This is too much to ask of most people.

Kids In Waiting: Foster Care's Web Of Policies, Problems And Promise

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact

In the first part of this two-part series highlighting the hardships that half a million foster children face each year, Enrique Montiel shared his st...

National Foster Care Month: Change a Child's Life

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Over the past 11 years, a succession of children - some in diapers and some in high school - have come to stay in my home for varying amounts of time....

This Foster Care Month Sees Hope Ahead

Karen Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Bass

May is National Foster Care Month and for California's 65,000 foster children and those who advocate on their behalf, it's a month to raise awareness ...

FosterClub Honors Foster Youth Who Went On To College, Helping Other Foster Children

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, Foster Club chooses all-star foster youth to represent the organization. These kids have been through a lot, but are resilient and determin...