Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) is a national non-profit association that has been founded and is led by alumni of the foster care system. We use the term alumni to describe those of us who have been in foster care during our childhood/youth. The mission of FCAA is to connect the alumni community and to transform foster care policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care. CONNECTING: FCAA provides opportunities for alumni to know each other, to share support and information, and to become an extended family for each other. Whether attending meetings, responding to chat rooms, or participating in event, we share our alumni stories and experiences as well as build networks of friendship across the nation. TRANSFORMING: We work with our allies (those people who haven't been in foster care but who share our mission), including organizational members, to influence practice and policy in foster care. We do this through participation on boards/committees, by providing training for foster parents and social workers, by raising awareness with the public about foster care issues, and through legislative advocacy. The Pennsylvania Chapter of FCAA was established in March 2013.