foster care alumni

12 Days of Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Every holiday season there are young people in foster care who experience the mixed feelings that are brought on by the complexity of enjoying the holidays while feeling unsettled in their lives, families, and communities. Needless to say, these experiences are very different from what many experience as The 12 Days of Christmas and play a large role in how alumni of foster care approach life during the holidays. To better help you understand the experiences some alumni of foster…

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Foster Alumnus Stafford MacArthur James Purvis Speaks Out About His Experiences in Care – Foster Parents Article

10 Dec Foster Alumnus Stafford MacArthur James Purvis Speaks Out About His Experiences in Care Even after being placed with a family — or even when chosen — it is a struggle becoming comfortable with where you are. Without proper guidance or help, becoming a productive member of society can be one of the hardest things a foster care youth can accomplish. From someone who has been in the system, as well as been homeless, I can wholehearterdly sympathize with…

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FCAA Member Builds Foster Awareness Through Pageant Platform – Foster Parents Article

14 Jul FCAA Member Builds Foster Awareness Through Pageant Platform On July 29th, Jamerika will compete for the National Ms. USA Ambassador title in Tampa, FL. I first learned about pageants from watching Miss America. I admired the sparkly gowns, polished on-stage answers and bright stage lights. I too felt like I could be the next Miss America. However once the telecast was over, so was my daydream of being in a pageant. I was five-years-old when I went into foster…

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