Faith in the Future: Welcoming LGBTQ Kin, Foster and Adoptive Parents
By Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez Over the past year and a half, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has brought faith leaders together to discuss the needs of young people in foster care. We have learned a lot from one another, but one lesson stands out: Much more unites than divides those of us in the faith, child welfare and philanthropic communities.
Institutional Care is Wrong for Unaccompanied Minors
This past Christmas, approximately 9,800 children in the U.S. spent the holiday in large-scale institutions holding more than 100 kids each. These children came from countries including Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — nations with the highest child murder rates in the world — seeking refuge and safety in the United States.