You are more than just a statistic.
Your story can spark change.
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If your story appears to contain identifying information, we may modify the story to protect the identities and/or locations of the persons in the story. However, it is your responsibility to ensure you are following confidentiality laws.
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Share your story now
Stories can be any length. Even a sentence or two can be memed for social media. Longer stories may be published on our blog. Many stories are helpful for policy development.
Stories are powerful
Your story gives others hope.
Stories make policy personal.
You are more than a statistic.
Somewhere out there, someone is experiencing the same thing you experienced. Sharing your story reminds them they are not alone, and they can make it through the tough times.
Sharing personal stories ensures that policymakers understand how reforms will impact real children and real families. Hearing your story could make the difference between new policies or the status quo.
Children in foster care are too often trivialized as just a number, a percentage point, a spot on a graph. Your story helps policymakers understand the real impact of the problem. Stories are also more memorable than charts and graphs,