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December 8, 2018

Ashely Taylor of Disableparents.org shares her advice on how parents with disabilities can best prepare for bringing home a child

Parenting while disabled does not mean you have limitations as a parent. You may have different experiences, but you can also have different...

April 6, 2017

The Foster Coalition wrote the following press release on behalf of Advokids. 

Advokids launches awareness campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2017 -- In May 2013, eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez died after months of abuse at t...

February 2, 2017

This is Emma Crum's college application essay on how being a foster sister has changed her. Reprinted with permission. 

I walked into my house after a normal day at school and was greeted by a tiny Hispanic boy holding a Spider-Man flashlight. He was trying to tell me t...

January 31, 2017

The below is reproduced from the Chronicle of Social Change with the permission of Fostering Media Connections. It was originally published here.

As an advocate for foster youth and foster parents, I’ve heard many foster parents complain that they feel voiceless when it...

October 2, 2016

The below is reproduced from the Chronicle of Social Change with the permission of Fostering Media Connections. It was originally published here.

In 2012 Yasmin Mistry, an Emmy-nominated animator and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in state care, la...

May 16, 2016

Recently I was pitching a producer of a well-known, highly regarded U.S. talk show about doing a story related to foster care. This producer is a terrific person with a big heart. I can tell she really wants to help elevate the foster care cause, but all show ideas and...

May 15, 2016

 

Recently I was asked to write a plan that includes ideas for how to involve a city council of a large Midwestern city in National Foster Care month. I'm sharing it here because it may give some of you ideas for driving more awareness for foster youth in your city for...

Cleveland, OH -- Kevinee Gilmore’s “Foster Share House” was being renovated and was nearly ready for its new occupants—four young women who grew up in foster care. That’s when the house was robbed.

 

“Thieves broke the lockbox, took the key and cleaned out the house,” Gi...

March 19, 2016

At 25 years old, Lacresha White is a strong, confident young woman. She recently received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland (which she convinced the school to pay for), she works for a juvenile treatment center in Baltimore, Maryland, and has...

February 17, 2016

The following was written and distributed by the Foster Coalition on behalf of OneSimpleWish.org

 

WILKESBORO, NC, February 15, 2016 – On February 12, Kristen (not her real name), a 9-year old living in foster care in Wilkesboro, NC, got the surprise of her young life—ba...

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