Sibling Connections: States Take Different Approaches to Preserving Family Bonds in Foster Care
Thousands of children find themselves cut off from siblings when they enter foster care. Some states are working to change that.
New Jersey Enacts Siblings Bill of Rights in Foster Care
A New Jersey law now recognizes the right of youth in foster care to remain connected with their biological siblings.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
Disney Days: Reuniting Separated Siblings at the Happiest Place on Earth
Disneyland is a dream destination for pretty much every kid in America. Though it may be hard to imagine improving on the happiest place on Earth, one group is making it even more magical for youth in foster care.
Oklahoma Program Builds a Place for Siblings in Foster Care
In Oklahoma, if a sibling group of three kids is taken into foster care, there is about a one-in-three chance they will be split up. A few years ago, one of the state’s child welfare providers decided to do something about it.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #2: Getting Serious About Siblings
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
From Beauty Salons to Foster Homes, Denise Goodman Explains How to Crack the Recruitment Code
Denise Goodman has been trying to figure out how to recruit foster parents for a long time. “I once recruited a foster home for Moses,” she joked in an interview with The Imprint.
California Bill Aims to Keep Siblings Connected
For Brodie Lytle, a 17-year-old living in transitional housing in Concord, California, he feels lucky that he gets to see and talk to his biological brothers on a regular basis. However, that wasn’t always the case.