foster care


Child Welfare Officials Move To Reduce Texas Judge’s Oversight of Embattled Foster Care System

The request to remove several court orders marks the first major attempt to get out from under an injunction issued in the 13-year-old case.

The Youth Keep the Score


The Youth Keep the Score

Every youth that has crossed into child welfare has kept the score, and it isn’t adding up, writes Sabrina Anderson.

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New Bill Would Help Foster Youth in Washington, D.C., Keep Federal Benefits


Bill Tracker: Protecting Benefits for Foster Youth

A regularly updated tracker of state legislative and policy efforts to protect federal benefits for youth in foster care

A New Minnesota Department Will Heighten Focus on Children and Families


A New Minnesota Department Will Heighten Focus on Children and Families

A new department in Minnesota will elevate the needs of children, youth and families in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, day care centers, and those experiencing homelessness.


California Governor’s Budget Breaks His Promise to Older Foster Youth 

Going back on the increase in support for older foster youth in California is a mistake, writes Carolyn Travis

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Casey Family Programs Announces 2024 Excellence for Children Awardees

Casey Family Programs announced its annual Excellence for Children award winners, which include two birth parents working to support others. 


    Bill Before Congress Would Provide Foster Youth With Guaranteed Income

    Two members of Congress aim to combat homelessness and poverty among former foster youth through no-questions-asked cash payments.

    Generational Foster Care in Native American Communities


    Generational Foster Care in Native American Communities

    Due to my experiences in foster care, I forgot how to dance in powwows, as well as other Native traditions, writes Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks.


    What We Know About LGBTQ+ Children & Youth in Foster Care

    Professor Gerald Mallon writes about the history of discrimination and barriers faced by LGBTQ youth in foster care