Vol. 13, No. 1 • November 2008

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Contents
North Carolina Needs Foster Families for Teens
Jimmy Wayne: NC Foster Care Alumni Makes It Big

Kids' Page: Advice for Foster Parents Reluctant to Care for Teens

Building a Positive Relationship with Birth Parents
Winning Him Back
My visits proved I was worth my son's trust
We're Working for You--and Getting Results!
From the President of the NC Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
When a Child Must Move
The Starfish
Family Secrets: Sexual Abuse Is Common but Often Hidden
"The Things I Wish I Had Done," a Poem by Ronda
Books on the Nightstand (book review)

SaySo Takes It on the Road

Confidentiality and the Foster Parent's Need to Know

Do You Have the Info You Need?
Things You Should Know When a Child Is Placed in Your Home
A Reader Asks: How Can I Help While I Wait for a Placement?
Overcoming System Failure to Help Youth Find and Sustain Positive Relationships
12 Skills Corner: Building Self-Esteem
Graduate College Debt-Free with NC Reach
There Are Children in Foster Care Awaiting Adoption
Successful Adoptions
Writing Contest

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