Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth
Walking in your truth will give you the motivation and determination to get your college degree, writes Esther Taylor.
Making my Dream of Attending College Possible
Now that I'm a grown-up who makes their own decisions, figuring out how to attend college is not easy at all, writes Sabrina Ortiz.
Kinship Care Prioritized Under New Washington State Law
Washington state will now prioritize keeping children with relatives when both parents lose custody, under a new law signed last month.
Washington Supreme Court: ‘Meaningful Preference’ for Kin Is Required
The Washington Supreme Court used a recent case involving a 6-year-old boy separated from his family to set new expectations in the state for prioritizing kinship care in the child welfare system.
A Teen Remains At Large After Five Flee a Washington Youth Prison
After five teenagers escaped from a youth detention facility in Washington, one is still at large and all have been charged with robbery and kidnapping.
Building Strong Support Networks for Better Mental Health
Foster care and homelessness have played a huge part in my mental health struggles and how I choose to manage them, writes Nelly Braxton.
A Seattle Agency Digs Deep into Unanswered Questions About Past Adoption Practices, and its Obligations to Families
Through the Adoption Files Initiative, a Seattle nonprofit is combing through five decades of adoption files to make amends in cases where requests were dropped, or staff withheld information that should have been shared.
Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms
Years after foster care children and their legal advocates sued the state of Washington over mental health services, a federal judge is satisfied that the state is committed to lasting changes.