Why You Should Help Teens in Foster Care

Why You Should Help Teens in Foster Care As kids in foster care grow older, it becomes harder for them to find permanent homes that will provide a loving, nurturing environment for them, Parents tend to avoid fostering and adopting teens for multiple reasons. There is often a fear of trauma and the records of… Continue reading Why You Should Help Teens in Foster Care

What Happens when Foster Care Separates Siblings

What Happens when Foster Care Separates Siblings What happens when foster care separates siblings? The bond between siblings is unmatched. While they may pick on each other and poke fun, at the end of the day one of the most valuable relationships a person can have is with their siblings. Think about your siblings growing… Continue reading What Happens when Foster Care Separates Siblings

The Foster Care System is in Desperate Need of Reform

The Foster Care System is in Desperate Need of Reform Over time, there have been many concerns regarding the safety and care for children within the foster care system. One foster parent voicing these concerns is Pastor Anthony Favors, who has been a foster parent for over 10 years in three different states. Favors is… Continue reading The Foster Care System is in Desperate Need of Reform

New York Senator Gillibrand Introduces Foster Care Reform Bill

New York Senator Gillibrand Introduces Foster Care Reform Bill New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently introduced the bipartisan, bicameral National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act of 2021. A bill aiming to create a national foster care database to increase transparency and uniformity across the foster care system. Above all, the bill is to… Continue reading New York Senator Gillibrand Introduces Foster Care Reform Bill

California’s State Senate and Assembly Pass $35 Million Program to Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

California’s State Senate and Assembly Pass $35 Million Program to Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care California’s state Senate and Assembly pass a $35 million program to provide a universal basic income for youth aging out of foster care. Governor Gavin Newson approved the bill last Friday, making it the first state wide program… Continue reading California’s State Senate and Assembly Pass $35 Million Program to Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Former Foster Parents Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Former Foster Parents Arrested for Child Sex Abuse While there are some happily-ever-afters that come from the foster care system, there are things in the system that need fixing. For starters, there is abuse that happens within the system. Whether it is people fostering for the wrong reason, people abusing the system, or people abusing… Continue reading Former Foster Parents Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Are You Misinformed About the Foster Care System?

Are You Misinformed About the Foster Care System? Are you misinformed about the foster care system? TikTok star, and foster parent, Brittany Burcham, shares information, advice, and stories on her account to help reduce misinformation. Her goal is to educate people on the realities of the foster system, including the positive aspects. Many people focus… Continue reading Are You Misinformed About the Foster Care System?

What Happens When Kids in Foster Care Turn 18?

What Happens When Kids in Foster Care Turn 18? Most do not know what happens in the foster care system or what happens when kids do not find families by the time they are 18. More than 23,000 kids every year are emancipated (aged out) of the foster system with no family, guidance, money, or… Continue reading What Happens When Kids in Foster Care Turn 18?

Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support

Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support Children around the United States struggle while entering the foster care system. It is a problem that needs to be addressed. The trauma, heartbreak, and challenges these children experience are difficult for anyone to handle, let alone a child. One place in the US experiencing major issues within… Continue reading Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support

Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School

Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School Teenage foster children transfer from school to school as they move from foster home to foster home. The lack of consistency in education is one of the reasons that 50% of foster youth do not graduate high school. This year in Houston, over 100 foster children… Continue reading Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School