In New York City, Housing Silos Prevent Reunification
In New York City, which rightfully prides itself on compassion and resilience, there are parents who are trying to rebuild lives with their families but are caught in the crosscurrents of temporary housing, mental health challenges, and the foster care system.
Los Angeles County Tackles Long-Standing Problem of Parents Unable to Afford Court-Ordered Programs
State and local officials are tackling a widely acknowledged injustice in Los Angeles County's child welfare system: Making low-income parents pay for programs they need to complete to get their kids back from foster care.
Child Welfare Ideas From the Experts
Congressional intern Jessica Herrera Twitchell proposes that Congress amend two federal programs for older youth in foster care.
Eighteen Months Before Losing Your Kid? California Challenges Some Child Welfare Timelines
Under a proposed law, parents would receive six extra months of reunification time if a child welfare agency failed to deliver services.
‘Queen Sugar’ Tackles The Child Welfare System in its Final Season
After living in LA County's foster care system for 16 years, I relate to Queen Sugar’s child welfare storyline, writes Jacqueline Robles.
Getting the Support to Succeed After Reunification
Because of reunification, I wasn’t able to receive the same support that those who age out of foster care receive, writes Erial Pree.
My greatest difficulty in the foster care system was that I was always separated from my siblings, writes Laticia Aossey.
Mother’s Day Celebration Outside L.A. County Jail Sends Hope to Women Inside
Campaign Begins to Repeal Major Federal Child Welfare Law
Minnesota Considers Expanding Support for Parent Mentors to Help Reunite Families
October Allen has been a parent mentor with Minnesota One-Stop for Communities since 2016. She works primarily with Native American families in St. Louis and Carlton counties and manages 20 to 25 cases at a time.