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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Focus on Fostering: Foster Teens??

If you have teenaged foster children I have a resource to offer you and them.

            T H E     F O S T E R    C L U B

This organization is jam-packed full of amazing teens who are or were foster children.  They have lived the life of a foster child and are there to support and encourage other foster children in dozens of ways.  As their "about us" page opens:

"FosterClub is the national network for young people in foster care....
Every two minutes, a child’s life changes as they enter the foster care system. Currently, there are over 513,000 young people in foster care in across America. FosterClub is their club — a place to turn for advice, information, and hope."

On their site  ---

-- your foster teen can take a survey and maybe win a iPod!

--they can read about and be inspired by 100 outstanding foster kids who were recently honored

--they can explore lists of famous people who were once foster children [from Ice-T and Eddie Murphy to Dr. Ruth and Dr. Wayne Dyer]

There is so so so much more.  There is also information for grownups, stats on foster care, and lots of help.  This is a great online place for your kiddos to start to hang out!  Check it out.  Spread the word.

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