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Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 12: Home READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PART 9 | PART 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: Emily is a different kiddo compared to a year ago. It’s been so wonderful to watch her grow, and to have the opportunity to play a part in that growth. Her mom… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 11: Thanksgiving READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PART 9 | PART 10 | Part 11 | PART 12 Emily: Thanksgiving may be my new favorite holiday! I had two this year. First it was just Mom, my aunt and me. Mom made my favorite mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. She said she… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 10: Support READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | PART 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: I just got off the phone with Emily’s therapist. Today was Emily’s first visit with her dad since being removed from home. Her grandparents took her to her… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 9: Returning READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Emily: It’s finally happening! I get to go home with Mom! I’ve been staying on the weekends, and it’s been the best. At the same time, it was kind of hard going… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 8: Advancements READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | Part 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: Emily started school again and was so happy to be back at her old school with her friends! It’s great seeing her life starting to return… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

Part 7: Normalcy READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | Part 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: It’s been a great few weeks for Emily. She’s really thriving at her grandparents and getting to see her mom more often and in… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 6: Progress READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: Good news! Emily just moved in with her grandma and grandpa. I’m hopeful that this will be her last move until she’s reunified with… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 5: Connections READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | Part 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Emily: I don’t really fit in at my new school. Sometimes, my classmates whisper about me when they think I can’t hear. They spread rumors about where… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 4: Court READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: Emily’s caseworker and I paid her a visit the other day to see how she’s doing. First, we checked… Read more »

Emily’s Story: A Year in the Life of a Foster Child

PART 3: Planning READ: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 | PART 7 | PART 8 | PArt 9 | Part 10 | PART 11 | PART 12 Maria, Emily’s CASA Volunteer: I had a good talk with Emily at her new foster home the other day. At first she was… Read more »