My Mother Jenny My Mother Jenny
Selena suffers terrible abuse from an early age, then is moved to 16 different foster homes in two years. Then she finds a foster mother who sticks with her and eventually adopts her.
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  Finally, A Father
From age 3 to age 14, Leah lives in 20 different foster homes. Finally, she lands with a family who loves her, including a father who treats her like his own daughter.
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Finally, A Father
  Living for Myself, Not My Mother Living for Myself, Not My Mother
Camilla's biological mother is uncooperative with foster care staff. Camilla must figure out how to draw boundaries to maintain a relationship.
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  Treat Me the Same
Shantae has felt hurt and neglected her whole life. It doesn't help, therefore, when her foster family seems to have taken her in just for the money. Shantae speaks up and moves to a better placement.
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Treat Me the Same: I was excluded from my foster family
  Simple Tips for Foster Parents Simple Tips for Foster Parents
Keily gives advice to foster parents on how to make foster youth feel accepted and welcomed into their homes.
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  The Freedom to Be Me

The writer is judged and teased for being gay, not only by peers on the streets but also by his foster family. [read more]
The Freedom to Be Me: In my foster home, gay is not OK
  My Foster Mother Is a Role Model: I wish everyone’s foster parents could be like her My Foster Mother Is a Role Model
Ashley loves her foster parents, who are generous, supportive, and open. She interviews her foster mother about what it's like raising foster teens, and how foster care could be changed for the better.
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  Foster Parents Need Support, Too
At a meeting of Circle of Support, a support group for foster parents, Natasha is surprised to meet foster parents who genuinely care for the kids in their homes. She realizes that, like many teens in care, foster parents also sometimes struggle to get the support they need from the system. [read more]
Foster Parents Need Support, Too
  Building Trust, Brick By Brick Building Trust, Brick By Brick
Manny describes the slow process of getting to know and starting to trust his foster mother, who ends up planning to adopt him. [read more]
  Great Expectations
Hattie has high hopes about her newest foster home. When things aren't perfect, she gets upset and becomes detached. Family therapy helps her and her foster mom to have a honest discussion, and Hattie finally lets herself get comfortable. [read more]
Forever Family
  ‘She’s Still Your Mother’ 'She's Still Your Mother'
A kinship foster parent describes the difficulty of caring for her nieces while also dealing with her sister's anger at losing them. She struggles to help the girls maintain a relationship with their mother. [read more]
  Learning to Love Again

After a series of bad experiences, Aquellah arrives at her latest foster home expecting to be kicked out within a month or two. Instead, she finds a supportive foster mom who isn't scared off by her anger or her sadness, and who helps her feel at ease. [read more]
Learning to Love Again