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JUNE 2015 Story of the Month:

 
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Latoya and her daughter.
 

Being raised in foster care and my daughters ending up there used to seem like an unbreakable cycle. I had feelings of being stuck in the past. The abuse I encountered at home and in foster care left scars so deep. I suffer from them as I write this story.>>>Read More

 
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Illustration by Martell brown / YC
 

Over the past three years, Rise has worked with and interviewed more than 40 mothers who grew up in foster care. A common theme is our fear that if we reach out for assistance, our families will be hurt rather than helped.>>>Read More

 
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Rise Issue #29 Spring 2015
What It Takes

All parents need places where they feel safe and supported. Parents who grew up in foster care often want help but fear opening up about their struggles and don’t know where to safely find support.

In this second issue in a series, mothers who grew up in foster care write about the supports that have helped them feel safe, heal, bond with their children, grow as young women and mothers—and keep their children out of foster care.>>>Read More

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