Answers Handbook

A handbook for youth by youth in foster care: The Answers Handbook serves as a guide to youth and adults, addressing many of the issues and questions that youth may have about the foster care system. The handbook was originally written for youth by a team of twenty-two youth in foster care who came together for a two day summit in 1998. Since that first publication, the information has been updated four times.

We will always update the Answers Handbook when new information is available.

You can look and print individual sections (below) or the entire Answers Handbook


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