May 21, 2008

OVERCOMERS! read these stories of those that survived fostercare!

Success Stories

Foster care is often referred to as a system. But the success of children and youth who enter and leave that system is largely dependent on the individuals, organizations and communities who dedicate their time and energy year-round to helping young people in need. Read the stories of several successful foster care alumni and find out more about people who are making a difference in the lives of youth currently in foster care.
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Alumni of Foster Care

A hip-hop fashion designer. An award-winning blues singer. An All-Pro NFL linebacker. An actress. A self-help guru. A music producer. An author. A filmmaker What do they have in common? They are all foster care alumni who credit their relationships with caring adults as making an important difference in their lives. Click below to read their inspiring stories of triumph.

Keith Bulluck
All Pro NFL Linebacker

Chris Eyre

R&B Producer/Musician and Recording Industry Entrepreneur

Regina Louise

Janiva Magness
Award-Winning Blues Singer

Victoria Rowell

Tony Shellman
Hip-Hop Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur

Josh Shipp
Advice Guru/Author/Motivational Speaker

People Making a Difference

With guidance and support from nurturing adults, children and youth in foster care are capable of overcoming the repercussions of previous abuse and neglect. Everyone has the power to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in foster care. Click below to learn more about some of the dedicated, caring people who are making a difference.

Keema Davis
Coordinator, “Wednesday’s Child” – NYC Children’s Services

Diane Dunk
Foster Parent

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett
Former Family Court Judge/National CASA Celebrity Advocate

Henrietta Jones
Foster Parent

Cindy and Rob Lopez
Foster Parents

Stephanie Lopez Cox
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Star

Myra Murillo
Kinship Foster Parent

Mary Pat and Dan Rowland
Foster Parents

Judith Schagrin
Social Worker/Child Welfare Administrator

Maria and Domingo Sanchez
Foster Parents


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