I once heard an astronaut describe his trip to space. At first he saw individual countries, then continents, bound by oceans. When he went high enough he could see only one world. Do we all need to go to the moon to understand that we live together in one interconnected world where peace can be found? I hope that this exhibit helps bring us closer to this view.
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Children living with relatives often receive the short end of the stick -- regularly lacking health benefits, access to programs and college grants received by other foster youth -- but, seemingly, no one knows or cares to discuss the topic. Often, the media discusses foster care, yet does not go into the deeper complexities of the confusing child welfare system.
Once a person turns 18, their parents no longer have the automatic right to make legal and medical decisions. The thought of a phone call with news of an illness or accident is a parent's worst nightmare. Imagine receiving this dreaded call and not having the legal ability to participate in medical decision making.