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Adoption-Competent Therapy Teaching Clinic Planned for 2023


Adoption-Competent Therapy Teaching Clinic Planned for 2023

The Center for Adoption Support and Education plans to launch a teaching clinic so more professionals can provide adoption-competent therapy.

Plaintiffs and lawmakers want the Biden administration to immediately return to an Obama-era policy of collecting voluntary data on foster youth, including sexual orientation and gender identity.


Illinois Enhancing Support for LGBTQ Youth

Illinois will beef up services and existing mandatory training for staff members, partner organizations and foster care providers to improve how LGBTQ people are treated within the child welfare system.

Washington, D.C., Pilot Gives $500 Per Month to Black Mothers with CPS Cases


New Survey Shows 1 in 3 New York Foster Families Lost Income in 2020, With City Hardest Hit

One in three New York foster parents have lost their jobs or critical sources of household income during the 8-month-old coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey of 656 foster parents in every county statewide. 

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CHAMPS Report Finds States Struggling with Foster Parent Recruitment

The recruitment and retention of foster parents — a critical but often overlooked aspect of development for children in foster care — has never been easy, and the coronavirus pandemic has made it perhaps harder than ever, according to a new report from CHAMPS, a national policy campaign that focuses on promoting high-quality foster parenting.


North Carolina Will Test Wraparound Kinship Care Model

The Duke Endowment has awarded a $950,000 grant to the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) for a North Carolina-based pilot project designed to provide therapeutic supports to foster youth living with relative caregivers.


Prominent New York Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocate Steps Down

The executive director of the largest and most politically engaged foster and adoptive parent organization in New York announced he’s leaving after four and a half years in the role. “I am writing to share with you that I am winding down my work at the Coalition and will be pursuing my commitment to families and children in another capacity,” wrote Richard Heyl de Ortiz of the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY), in a Tuesday e-mail addressed to colleagues and friends.


    After Veto, California’s Crisis Hotline for Foster Youth is Back in Play

    A plan to establish a statewide 24/7 crisis hotline and mobile response system for California foster youth and caregivers has been given new life in the state legislature’s new budget after former Gov.


    North Dakota Seeks Input from Foster Parents, Stakeholders

    As part of its Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) strategy, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services (CFS) division will begin the process of conducting onsite case reviews (OCR) this week in meetings with licensed foster and adoptive families, as well as relative caregivers.


    Foster Families Unite

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed persons can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead, anthropologist Take note, foster parents. As solitary families, your chances of being heard within the system are likely nonexistent.