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Visitors interested in knowing more about our book Growing Up in the Care of Strangers and learning from the eleven authors should visit our blog at http://careofstrangers.blogspot.com/.
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Waln K. Brown, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
The William Gladden Foundation proudly announces that a member of our Board of Directors has recently received acknowledgement for his tireless efforts to improve the outcomes of America's foster children. Dr. John Seita's alma mater, Western Michigan University, recently developed the John Seita Scholarship to help undergraduate students who have aged out of foster care pursue their educational goals.
Listen to Dr. Seita's podcast on the state of foster care in America by clicking on this link http://spartanpodcast.com/?p=356