Legal Settlement: New York Foster Parents Poised for Big Increase in Support Payments
New York state foster parents are in line for a major increase in support payments under the terms of a settlement announced in an 11-year-old legal battle in federal court. The agreement means foster parents in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County could see a hike of at least 46% in the basic monthly reimbursement they receive for rearing foster children, which covers such expenses as food, clothing and shelter, as well as supervision during out-of-school hours, travel for family visits and school supplies.
National Foster Parent Association Announces New Leader, New Era
Foster parent Arnie Eby will begin in his new role as the National Foster Parent Association executive director this month.
Roses 4 the Independent Living Program (ILP)
Foster Parents are Essential Workers and Should Not Be Overlooked
After a long year of fear, loss and traumatic uncertainty, the availability of vaccines protecting against COVID-19 is a welcome, necessary relief. Health care workers, teachers and the elderly have been rightly prioritized for access, but many vulnerable people are still waiting for eligibility.
One Year Later: How Foster Families are Faring in the Pandemic
In a First for U.S., Massachusetts Foster Parents Push for Union
Foster parents in Massachusetts are pushing to form a union, a move that would make the Bay State the first in the nation in which foster parents would have collective bargaining rights.
Connecticut Uses Coronavirus Relief to Provide Foster Parent Back Pay
Shut in At Home, Foster and Adoptive Parents Look Online for Support
With coronavirus exploding in the world around them, millions of parents are discovering just how difficult long days and nights holed up indoors with kids can be. For New York foster and adoptive parents, like Martha Hornthal, their children’s first week of distance learning has sometimes felt not just isolating and wearying – but bordering on the impossible.
We Won’t Stop: The Imprint’s Commitment to Children, Youth and Families in a Time of Crisis
At 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, I picked up my 5-year-old boy from school for the last time in the foreseeable future. Teddy hugged two of his little friends while I ushered him out, alongside my neighbor and his little girl Odette.