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Illustration by Amir Soliman
 

This past summer, another young mother in my foster home got child protective services called on her. That got me watched, too.>>>Read More

 
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Illustration by Tamika Ono-Knight
 

When you grow up in foster care and have a child, your greatest hope is that you’ll get to be your child’s Mommy. Your greatest fear is that you’ll fail, and your child will feel the same pain you felt. When you lose your mother, you feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself.>>>Read More

 
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Rise Issue #28 Winter 2015
Generations in Foster Care

When you grow up in foster care and become a mother, your greatest hope is that you’ll get to be your child’s Mommy. Yet mothers who grew up in foster care are at high risk of having their own children removed.

This is the first issue in a series on what it takes for young mothers who grew up in foster care to build stable families. This issue looks at the painful relationship between child welfare systems and the mothers they helped raise.>>>Read More

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