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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...

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...

February 12, 2016

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

 

For corporations today, a premium is placed on creating positive social impact more than ever before.  A company’s “corpora...

December 15, 2015

 This article was originally written for the National Adoption Center.

 

Lisa and Chris Jacobson of Lehigh Valley, PA had been through multiple disappointing rounds of fertility treatments. Even though Chris had a child from a previous relationship, his son only visited...

November 23, 2015

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

 

 

The birth parent leans in and whispers horrific things to her child.

 

“I don’t want you.”

 

“I can’t protect you.”

 

“Don’t tel...

November 20, 2015

I originally wrote this case study for the National Adoption Center. It appeared here.

 

Marcella Pigford spent 23 years as a pediatric nurse for medically fragile children. In her mid-forties, she lost her job, and decided to seize the opportunity to enjoy the single li...

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