Foster parenting is not for the faint of heart. Every foster parent has been tested. Every foster parent has felt the joy in helping a child. Sadly, many foster parents have also felt alone and unsupported. We can change this.
You Gotta Believe envisions a day in New York City when Nobody Ages Out (NAO), so that every child leaving foster care is firmly connected to an unconditionally committed, loving permanent family. To that end, we now have a team of NAO Advocates for Youth who are all veterans of the foster care system.
The Foster Care Roundup recently interviewed Eden Hauslaib and Julie Farber of ACS to learn more about the Home Away From Home initiative.
Elvira Northington has been a foster parent in upstate New York for 20 years. Here, she talks about her experiences with foster parenting and becoming an advocate for foster parents.
This edition of the Foster Care Roundup features stories from youth and families directly impacted by the child welfare system.
The photographer behind Humans of Foster Care spoke with us about her work and the importance of sharing first-person perspectives of care.
This edition of the Foster Care Roundup spotlights newly available resources and promising research of interest to the child welfare community.
The New York City Council on Oct. 27 passed seven bills and one resolution aimed at improvements and additional oversight in the city’s foster care system.
The Family First act is dead after Senate adjourns, a teen’s decision to return to foster care and a new resource for child welfare professionals and policymakers on LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system.
In the first edition of the Roundup, a siblings’ rights reform bill, tax incentives for hiring foster youth, the role of preventive services in a young foster care alumna’s life and more.