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  • Ashley Oliver

    I am very astonished to be informed about the 10 successful foster adoptees. I am a foster child myself, but I am considered to be independent now.

    I am a strong survivor and an advocate for The Division of Children and Family Services (DYFS). I have been in DYFS custody for six years now after my case reopened in 2005. Being in the DYFS system has put me through trials and tribulations but I have overcome every obstacle. I stand assertively when it comes to being criticized and mistreated just because I am in the system. DYFS has supported me with food vouchers, transportation and clothing checks, which has been such an advantage in my life. I am truly thankful for this. But DYFS can improve their policies tremendously.

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  • Sherry Bailey

    I’am encouraged by the 10 successful foster adoptees, because it shows what support,hard work and a consistant loving adult can do to inspire a child.I’am the President & CEO of i.c.a.STAR.n.u. Mentoring/ Tutoring Services and we provide these services for foster children through Child and Family Services(CFSA)of Washington DC,and have done so for over 13 years.WE need help because they are ending these successful relationships between foster children and their mentors. For lack of concern for our children,and miss use of funds on they’re part.Please pray for our foster children they need your help NOW.

  • Lizzie

    I am very happy to see former foster children and adopted children having great success. I am a former foster child also. I consider my life going pretty well for where I started. This is not the case many times, however.

    We need more families for foster children who are sincere and encouraging. Many times my foster parents cut corners not only with money but also with love and time. Thank goodness I had few others who encouraged me and spent the time my foster parents did not. If anyone has a chance to give love and share with an at risk youth- please do so! Former foster children and at risk youth are always in my thoughts and prayers. They will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Paula J. McGill

    Great article. Steve Jobs and these successful adoptees should encourage families to adopt those children who are in foster care.

    Now, if only the states could come into the 21st century and allow adult adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates, find their birth families, and learn their family medical histories. This is a public health issue that is not discussed. States, such as New York, are still in the dark ages as far as letting adults know who they are. This part of the adoption story is an utter disgrace. So many birth mothers would be happy to learn of the successes of their birth children. Many of these young mothers were threatened with arrest should they contact their birth children. Others were lied to by the states about the ability of their children to obtain their true identities when they turned 18.

    Now, with the disclosure of so many successful adoptees, the states need to open the adoption records of those who want a reunion with their second families.

  • renda extra

    Thanks for every other wonderful article. Where else may just anyone get that type of information in such an ideal manner of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the search for such information.

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