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These Foster Care Heroes make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people.

Many of our students and alumni would not be where they are – in colleges and training programs, making careers, and raising families – were it not for the support of a special person or organization. Foster parents, caseworkers, CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), educators, mentors, coaches and more all make a difference in the lives of America’s foster youth. We are proud to celebrate these Foster Care Heroes.

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Oklahoma Congressman Opens His Heart and Home to Two Adopted Daughters

Markwayne and wife Christie were learning to adjust their hectic lives to his Washington duties. His three children, Jim (11), Andrew (9), Larra (6), were managing practices, homework and other family commitments, when the family fell in love with Ivy and Lynette (now 4). The twins had been living separately with two of Christie’s elderly [...]

[Guest Blog] Making Time to Show Kindness

“Now!” “Mine!” “No!” These are three lovely words that I hear frequently as the mom of a 4 year old and a 1.5 year old. Let’s face it: Kids are selfish, and the truth is, we all are. Attempting to fight this selfishness, I resolved to serve more with my kids, and this resolution has [...]

“Lost Childhoods,” First-of-its-Kind and Largest Collection of Foster Youth Memorabilia

Life is a series of moments and memories, sometimes captured in photos or memorabilia that tell stories of tragedy and triumph. Regardless of the theme, stories can help us heal, inspire us to grow, and define our purpose. Foster youth have a myriad of stories that shed light and awareness on our current system; for [...]

New Documentary Showcases World of Foster Care Through Animation, Community Storytelling

Current and former foster youth are joining their voices to reframe the discussion about foster care—one YouTube video at a time. Using video, animation, storytelling and social media, the Foster Care Film and Community Engagement Project offers the foster care community various ways to share experiences and enlighten others about the world of foster care.