Testimony from a transgender teen in Texas


This is Not How You Fix Things

During a public meeting of the Texas Family and Protective Services Council, Kayden Asher was one of scores of people speaking in support of transgender youth.

Youth Services Insider


Could Supreme Court Decision Lead to Pseudo-Bans on LGBT Foster and Adoptive Parents?

As we reported yesterday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case related to the constitutionality of faith-based discrimination in child welfare. Some religiously affiliated providers, lead among them Catholic Social Services (CSS), want that right.


Top Stories of 2019: The Faith-Based Battle Comes to Washington

We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.


One Adoptive Mom Chooses Love and Acceptance

In June, my 19-year-old left home in the middle of the night and drove 14 hours from St. Louis to Virginia Beach to be with a 28-year-old man he met online.


Brown Signs Law to Ease Licensing Path for Relatives, Vetoes Foster Care Mobile Response Plan

As California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) prepares to leave office at the end of the year, the last round of child welfare legislation under his watch includes a new law to ease the path of relative caregivers under the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), the major child welfare initiative developed during his time as governor.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #3: Protecting LGBTQ Rights in Child Welfare

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.


    Shared Joys

    We know that lasting relationships are vital for children to thrive, but sometimes we forget. Sometimes we think we can take shortcuts. We think that children need only a little of our time or that we can give them just enough to get by.