Adults who spent time in out-of-home placement as children or youth. This includes adoptees and people who lived in foster care, group homes, institutional settings, and kinship care (placed with family members). It is with pride that we claim the term ‘alumni’ because it allows us to claim the expertise and experience we gained through our time in foster care who spent time in foster care as children or youth.
Adults who did not spend time in foster care as children or youth, but who share our mission. This includes professionals, care providers, and community members who work with us to connect the alumni community and to transform the foster care system. Allies are people who work with alumni in meaningful partnership to reach our goals. We recognize the need to work with our allies and we appreciate the contributions our allies make.
The growing national social movement of alumni and our allies joining together to improve foster care and the lives of people who share the foster care experience.