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No Place Like Home By: Chereese Phillips Vice President/Policy Committee Chair, Foster Care Alumni of America   As we approach the end of the fiscal year, and Congress prepares to leave session, thousands of children and families hang in the balance. Concerned foster care alumni across the country urge...

The National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council is a project in partnership between Foster Care Alumni of America and FosterClub, with generous support from Casey Family Programs. As a member of the National Policy Council, Crys O'Grady is a foster care alumnus in her final...

This holiday season, many alumni are coming together for the holidays through chapter gatherings and community events.  This past weekend the FCAA Massachusetts chapter and Oklahoma interest groups held Alumni Reunion holiday events. The Massachusetts group met up on Saturday, December 6, for Christmas lights, cookies...

This year, the Michigan Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America conducted the state's Foster Care Review Board annual training.  The Foster Care Review Board Program is administered by the michigan State Supreme Court to ensure safety and permanency for children in the state foster...

At Foster Care Alumni of America, we want to ensure that people in and from foster care can experience the connection and love that most people get from their families. This Thanksgiving, alumni around the country are organizing reunions over the holidays to build their...

I am a member of the Nevada chapter of the Foster Care Alumni of America because I wish something like this organization existed while I was growing up in foster care. To have ability to give feedback to child welfare professionals and for them to...

May 27, 2015 Earlier this month, 60 young adults ages 18 to 24 traveled to Washington, D.C., for the 2015 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Experience. It was a wonderful event that brought together young people with personal experience in the foster care system with their congressional representative...

“What do you want Santa to bring you this year, Lincoln?” I asked my 3-year-old son the week before Christmas. I haven't always liked Christmas, but I thought I'd give “Santa” a try this year. “A soccer ball,” Lincoln quickly replied. Awesome! Thanks for making it easy...

My mom died recently. Well, if I’m being honest, she actually died about a month ago and her body was only recently discovered in a state of decomposition when she failed to pay rent for her apartment. They tell me she was discovered wrapped in...