Perspectives on the Future of Foster Care with Serita Cox

For the past three years, iFoster has been conducting the Voice of the Foster Care Community survey to gather perspective on the system from current and former foster youth, caregivers and the child welfare workforce.



California Former Foster Youth Will Lose Access to Free Cell Phones

A vote by California’s Public Utilities Commission will cut access to free cell phones for thousands of former foster youth ages 21-26.


Need Help in Minnesota’s Foster Care System? Starting Today, There’s Someone to Listen

Minnesota’s first Office of The Foster Youth Ombudsperson has opened, welcoming thousands of young people in the state’s child welfare system.


Paris Hilton Joins California Lawmakers to Push for Better Protections in Youth Residential Care

New legislation would require California to publicly report all use of restraints in its licensed care centers for foster youth.


Hotline to Help Care for Foster Youth in Crisis Slated to be Cut from California Budget

A system that provides in-person help to foster youth and caregivers facing conflicts and mental health crises could be defunded.

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For Kansas Foster Youth, a Fourth Path to Permanency

Older youth in Kansas foster care will have a new path to permanency available to them after passage of a bill codifying the SOUL Family concept


    Are Disabled Kids in NYC Foster Care Receiving the Social Security Benefits They Deserve? 

    After years of promised reforms, advocates complain the city unfairly keeps monthly payments from the Social Security Administration.

    In Texas, New Laws and Policies Have Resulted in Far Fewer Children Removed by CPS From Their Homes


    In Texas, New Laws and Policies Have Resulted in Far Fewer Children Removed by CPS From Their Homes

    In Texas, policy changes and state legislation have lessened the state's reliance on foster care.


    A Survey of Caregivers and Foster Youth Reveals Frustration With Children’s Attorneys 

    Report suggests two-thirds of kids in California foster care never met with counsel before court, but critics call the findings flawed.