What the Trump Administration Means for Vulnerable Children and Families in California

Since the election of Donald Trump, there have been glimpses of the potential fallout for vulnerable children in foster care — those whom the state is responsible for parenting. We are looking at the possibility of disastrous cuts that will adversely affect children and families for generations to come.


A Letter From the Future: Celebrating Achievements for Vulnerable Children and Families in 2017

Imagine it is January 2018. A group of child welfare advocates from across the country are celebrating a year of remarkable achievements because our wish list for 2017 was fulfilled. Here is our letter to elected and appointed officials thanking them for acting upon what we had hoped would have been their demonstrated commitment to child welfare services for 2017. 


Re-Aligning U.S. State Department Policy to Support Child Rights to Family

The current State Department has developed policies that have been disastrous for children languishing in institutions abroad. There are many millions of such children, some of them orphaned, some abandoned by or removed from their birth parents.


Three Ways Trump Can Make Children Safer

Much has been written and said about what the nation might expect from a Trump Administration on a variety of issues, ranging from health care to immigration to foreign policy. Little attention, at least publicly, has been devoted to an issue that touches the lives of millions of the most vulnerable children and families: child welfare.


Despite Threats to Obamacare, Program for Mothers and Babies Could Double

Last week, Republican members of Congress took the first step towards fulfilling their and President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Despite the House and Senate passing a budget proposal that tees up the health care law’s evisceration, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say that Obamacare’s legacy “home visiting” program will be reauthorized and perhaps even doubled in size.


What We Can Expect from the Trump Administration

President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s administration and its likely policies pose many more questions than answers.  What does a Trump presidency mean for those in the child welfare field? What impact will Dr.


    Invest in Foster Children Today for a Better Tomorrow

    According to federal data, there are more than 427,000 children in U.S. foster care and nearly 112,000 waiting to be adopted. Those of us committed to ensuring safety and security for these children are anxiously waiting to see what President-elect Donald Trump has to say about child welfare.


    Left Behind: Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick in Foster Care Numbers

    President-elect Donald Trump made clear in a recent interview that he plans to deport between two and three million undocumented immigrants, a drastic increase from current practice under which about 235,000 were sent away in 2015.