New York Council on Adoptable Children
NYC Foster Youth Nonprofit Turns Funding Crisis into Opportunity
Celebrities Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski walked the paparazzi-lined red carpet. Lights flashed. Hundreds of well-dressed attendees filled the auditorium. Voices for the Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids, a 2015 Broadway event created to raise money for the foster youth organization You Gotta Believe, was a star-studded success, light years away from the financial turmoil that had rocked the storied New York City nonprofit only a few months earlier.
De Blasio’s Child Welfare Administration Drops Storied Adoption Agency; Explanation Disputed
In March, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services(ACS) canceled its almost $700,000-per-year contract with You Gotta Believe, an adoption recruitment agency focused on finding homes for older youth, to the dismay of many in the adoption community.