Florida Settles Lawsuit, Agrees to Improve Foster Care Placements in Miami Area

In February of 2018, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) was hit with a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that private providers in the southern part of the state were failing to supply enough foster homes, leading to frequent shuffling of kids from one motel to the next, or into cramped group settings.


Among New Hampshire Foster Parents, Concern Over Movement of Children in Care

While most families are enjoying festivities this time of year, some foster parents in New Hampshire are feeling a loss that’s all too familiar to the many birth parents who won’t see their child around the holidays.

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Massive Child Welfare Finance Bill Planned for 2016

Senate Finance Committee leadership plans to meld several major child welfare financing shifts into one bill called the Families First Act (FFA). The act, which will be introduced next year, would likely mark the biggest change in federal child welfare policy since the passage of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act in 1980.


The Price of a Placement: Recruiting Foster Families in San Francisco’s Million-Dollar Market

As the city’s economy booms, foster-parent recruitment in San Francisco lags, creating financial and demographic barriers to finding foster parents for the city’s most vulnerable children.


Out-of-Home Placement Decision-Making and Outcomes in Child Welfare

This study reviews the effects of out-of-home placements for youth as well as counter-measures that can be taken to address trauma resulting from these placements. It was a longitudinal study completed over four years.


Focus on the Figures: Youth in Three or More Placements

Every other week, The Imprint features one key indicator from, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well-being of children across California. For children and youth in foster care, placement stability is important, as it is traumatic for children to be moved from one living situation to another.