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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

A Letter From a Teen Girl in Foster Care

A Letter From a Teen Girl in Foster Care

"I have been waiting for a family for a long time and if I can have a family I will be the happiest kid in the world. I love the people here but I think I am ready to start a new chapter of my life." Read one letter from a 14-year-old girl in foster care to her potential and future foster and adoptive family.

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First Night In a New Foster Home

First Night In a New Foster Home

For youth in foster care, the first night in a new home can leave them feeling lonely and full of uncertainty. Current and former foster youth, shared with us the top five things they think about when meeting their foster parents for the first time.

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It's Okay to Grieve: Foster Parents & Reunification

It's Okay to Grieve: Foster Parents & Reunification

Read one honest letter from a foster parent about building relationships with biological families and the work involved toward reunification.

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Six Common Foster Care Myths

Six Common Foster Care Myths

Making the decision to open your home to youth in foster care isn't easy, and it isn't made any easier when you hear some of the misperceptions about foster care that can be found on the internet. Learn about the truth about the six most common myths about foster care.

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Unprepared Loss: An Open Letter from a Former Foster Parent

Unprepared Loss: An Open Letter from a Former Foster Parent

Kristy was a foster parent for four years before adopting her two children in 2016. Now using her first-hand knowledge and passion for youth in foster care, Kristy works as a family recruitment specialist at Cornerstones of Care. She shares her experience to help other foster parents acknowledge, prepare for and heal from the loss that can come with fostering.

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