White House Announces Slate of Actions on Child Welfare
The Biden administration announced a mix of final and proposed rules on child welfare policy today that cover the placement of foster youth with relatives, legal representation for parents and children involved with the system, and the placement of LGBTQ youth in foster care.
Am I Really Accepted?
If my foster parent was trained to understand LGBTQ+ foster youth, it would have been a different experience for me, writes Alex Lopes.
Healing Provided on a Texas Ranch for Men and Boys Who Have Survived Sex Trafficking
In Texas, a novel residential program provides young men who have survived sex trafficking with health care, legal help and animal therapy.
Executive Order Pledges Better Support for LGBTQ Youth
In an executive order issued this month, President Joe Biden detailed his plan to advance equality for LGBTQ youth and adults.
Because of My Circumstances, I Have Succeeded
Because my mother was abusive after learning I had a girlfriend, I was placed with a supportive foster family and can be true to myself, writes Mariah Salevao.
Don’t Let Foster Care Contracts Open a Back Door to Discrimination
States should draft their child welfare contracts to prevent a back-door entrance for taxpayer-funded discrimination, writes Daniele Gerard.
Michigan Settles With Catholic Foster Care Charity But Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ Community
Michigan will again contract with foster agencies that don't work with LGBTQ couples due to a Supreme Court decision, but the state reiterated its support of these families.
LGBTQ Foster Youth in Texas Suffer Years of Political Attacks and Scaled Back Protections
The political attacks on LGBTQ youth in the Texas foster care system began years ago and continue today, resulting in fewer protections and resources.