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Sierra was adopted at age eight with her sister Cassie. Her experience is similar to the thousands of children adopted every year in the U.S. She shares with us her advice to parents and children.

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Born heroin-addicted in a federal prison and adopted out of foster care at age four, Deborah Jiang Stein struggled for years to find a sense of identity. Now an author and motivational speaker, she shares with us a poetic recount of her journey from rebellion to re-invention.

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Imagine all you had in this world were a pair of purple pants to call your own. That was the case for Latasha C. Watts who grew up in foster care and became homeless at the age 18 when she aged out of the system.

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Jeremy spent five years in Colorado’s foster care system and is a senior at the University of Northern Colorado majoring in communication. Last summer Jeremy became a FosterClub All-Star through a 10-week internship program sponsored by FosterClub, a national network of youth in foster care.

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Manny overcame many obstacles during his 16 years in foster care to become an entrepreneur, educator, youth pastor and motivational speaker.

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