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My Foster Parents Showed My Son and Me How to Feel Safe

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I am 19 years old, married with two sons. I am surrounded by love and family. However it was not always like this for me. I am a foster care alumna. I first went into care at 3 and exited for good at 18. When I was in care, I felt I had no one […]

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Anonymous

I Wish My Mom Could Accept Me

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It was a sunny winter afternoon and I was heading to drama club when I heard my phone ring. “Come home, now!” my mom yelled when I picked up. Rushing home quickly, I thought, “Did someone die?” I got to my building and bounded up the stairs. The moment my mom opened the door, I […]

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Anonymous

University of Kitchen?

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“We’re halfway through the summer. Are we going to New York or what?” I asked my older sister Yasmin. She had come to visit us at our house back in my country, Yemen. We were in the room we’d shared until she got married and moved away.  “Do you really want to go?” she replied, […]

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Discovering My Dad at the Movies

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One day when I was 8 years old, I decided to snoop through my dad’s bedroom closet. Inside I found a giant faded leather trunk, which I imagined was filled with precious jewels or other treasure. Knowing that Dad was busy on his computer in the living room, I pulled the trunk out and opened […]

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