Fostering Media Connections (FMC) launched its first-ever Youth Voice nonfiction writing contest and invited current and former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 24 to submit essays on the theme “What love is.”
“[At 23], I definitely feel like an old lady being a freshman surrounded by 19-year-olds, but it’s crazy to look back and see how far I’ve come.”
Former foster youth Noel Anaya explains “respite care” — when your foster family gets a break from YOU.
Orphaned in Rwanda, Mariam was forced to take care of her stepmom’s kids while she was just a child herself. Part two of our series “Sibling Stories.”
We are pleased to share that Noel Anaya’s “Emancipation: A Young Man Leaves Foster Care on His Own Terms” has…
As a kid, I didn’t care that my adopted mom was a different race than me. But as I got older, race became more important.
I was six when I met my mom for the first time. We were at the Oakland Zoo at an event where people meet foster kids. This tall, caucasian woman walked up to me and offered to get me a slice of pizza.
Even in the foster care system, there is nothing in writing that gives youth rights to access technology of any kind.
When I was a little kid, I didn’t really care that my new mom was white. As I got older, though, race became more important