Latino Foster Youth
In Texas, Citizenship Not a Factor in Latino Adoptions
Between 2000 and 2010, Texas saw its youth population grow by one million. In the same time frame, the state’s youth population went from 40.5 percent Latino to 48.3 percent. Basic logic would suggest that the state’s child welfare system would undergo a similar shift in demographics, and the number of Latino children in the system and up for adoption would swell.
Helping Moses Kamin: Too Little Too Late?
By Lauren Gonzalves Note: This story was modified on August 19 to include a new statistic on the placement stability of California foster children. An 11-year old Moses Kamin peers into the lens of his adoptive mother’s camera, clad in a bright yellow tank top, a faint smile below his dark brown buzz-cut.