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Biden’s Child Welfare Chief Meets Foster Youth, Calling for Cash Grants and Promising to Address Systemic Racism
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Tax Breaks to Foster and Adoptive Caregivers
The Missouri House of Representatives unanimously passed two bills on Jan. 27 that would increase financial support for foster and adoptive parents. Now, they await approval by the Senate.
House Bill 429 would provide a tax deduction for foster parents — $2,500 for a single parent, $5,000 for a married couple — who have been caretaking for at least six months.
Kids in Foster Care to Have Own Attorneys Under New Arizona Law
Arizona on Wednesday became the latest state to require that children involved in abuse or neglect cases be appointed an attorney to represent their best interest.
A New Direction for Los Angeles CASA Program: Fighting Systemic Bias
This week, Charity Chandler-Cole will start her new job as chief executive officer of Los Angeles County’s court-appointed special advocates, or CASA.
Concerns Over Equity as Minnesota Crafts Foster Care Prevention Plan
Minnesota child welfare leaders have been meeting with community stakeholders and advocates on establishing a new foster care prevention plan, built around the use of new federal funding available for that goal.
Despite the Challenges of the Past, I Have Hope for My Future
I’m not going to start my story with “I have always felt like I never fit in” or “I have overcome all my struggles” because that wouldn’t be true.
Finding Stability Within the Child Welfare System
I have been in eight different homes and this is my experience with the child welfare system. I want child abuse and neglect to end within the child welfare system.
Arizona Launches Portal to Connect Former Foster Youth with Pandemic Relief
Many of Arizona’s current and former youth are in line for more federal help to get them through the pandemic, the state Department of Child Safety has announced.
The change means young adults currently in foster care and former foster youth who have not yet turned 27 years old will be able to tap funds made available under a law Congress passed in December, the COVID-19 Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020.