Category Archives: Foster Care

Spam-o-rama

Hello friends, I was surprised to come home from celebrating Mother’s Day to find more than 1,000 “comments” on this blog. I wish that these were from people like you, who care about foster kids. Unfortunately, the first few hundred were horrible spam and, in the interest of time that I can be spending helping kids, I decided to DELETE ALL. Please, if you would like to reach me, feel free to contact me via DM (direct message) at Twitter. … Continue reading

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Stop Sex Trafficking

What in the world does sex trafficking have to do with foster care? Tragically, many young boys and girls leave foster care as runaways or when they turn 18 and are left to fend for themselves. All too often, their only way to survive is by selling their bodies. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Please take a moment to sign this petition. Thank you. Petitions by Change.org|Start a Petition »

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Foster Youth Internship Program

From the National Foster Parent Association website: The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is now accepting applications for its 2011 Foster Youth Internship Program.  The program will run May 31-July 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.  The application deadline is January 7, 2011. This is a paid internship program; a travel stipend and housing are also provided.  Click here for more information.

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Foster Care Glossary

The world of foster care is filled with its own vocabulary. For example, most people don’t know that the term “put up for adoption” comes from a time when children were corralled into trains heading West from New York… kids were “put up” on platforms at each of the trains’ stops. Some were adopted; others were not. One of the most interesting books I’ve read about this practice is The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America by Marilyn Irvin Holt. … Continue reading

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