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Former Foster Youth Speaks About Family and Adoption

This weeks Teen Talk consisted of an excellent interview conducted by Anni Keane with Akeem, a 22 year old former foster youth. Akeem speaks his mind about his birth family, as well as his feelings about adoption and having been … Continue reading

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Interview with Regina Calcaterra; She Aged Out of Foster Care

In and out of foster care all her life, spending nearly her entire adolescence in care, Regina Calcaterra aged out of foster care to no one but herself.  She managed to get her college degree by age 21 and even … Continue reading

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Teen Talk with Anni and Reyna

This episode of Teen Talk features a young lady, Reyna, 16, who speaks about her experience being a teen in the foster care system. Anni Keane hosts this program that gains valuable insight into what a teen in foster care … Continue reading

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Dr. Francine Cournos: Author, City of One

Listen to this wonderful interview with Dr. Francine Cournos, M.D. author of her own memoir entitled City of One about her experience growing up in foster care as a teen. Dr. Cournos is a psychiatrist who treats adult patients, but … Continue reading

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Volunteer to Help Recruit Families for Teens

This week Chester Jackson and Pat O’Brien do a You Gotta Believe orientation where they unvail a new way members of the general public can be enlisted to serve teens in foster care. And that way is to become a … Continue reading

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Anni Keane Shares her Story

Great interview with Anni Keane, host of our monthly Teen Talk. Chester Jackson interviews Anni about her experiences as a teen in the foster care system and the importance of having a permanent family now that she is a 27 … Continue reading

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Camp Resilience with Joseph Toles

Enjoy this informative interview with Joseph Toles the Founder and Director of the Joseph Toles Foundation. Mr. Toles spent his entire childhood in foster care. He has a powerful story of success to tell and this interview is well worth … Continue reading

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Doris Laurenceau

Listen to this great reflective interview with Doris Laurenceau a woman who grew up in foster care, got adopted unsuccessfully as a teen, became Director of Permanency at a residential treatment center and advocates very strongly for the adoption of … Continue reading

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