From Foster Youth to Founder of Creation Nation

From Foster Youth to Founder of Creation Nation Karen Nation, a business owner, Shark Tank contestant, and former foster youth used her platform to collaborate with Together We Rise to give back to kids presently in the system. When speaking on her experience in the foster care system, Karen specifically noted her memories of not… Continue reading From Foster Youth to Founder of Creation Nation

Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth

Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth Finding community service opportunities for kids can be hard. Matthis, 13, and Luca, 10 of Shelter Island, New York are no strangers to giving back to those in need. Through their involvement with their karate studio, they have participated in fundraisers for St. Jude’s… Continue reading Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth

New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials

New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials A local Albany pastor has taken a major step toward helping foster kids in the Albany Area. More often than not, foster children wear hand-me-down clothing from previous children in their foster home. When moving from placement to placement, foster kids often have… Continue reading New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials

Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster Care

Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster Care For kids in foster care, sometimes basic needs are forgotten, one of these needs being haircuts. These needs are not maintained for many reasons, including they are expensive, time consuming, and since the foster care system is so complex, they may be last thing… Continue reading Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster Care

Finding a Forever Family at 18 Years Old

Finding a Forever Family at 18 Years Old Many teenagers don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, where they will spend the night, or who their family is. Teens in foster care do. The sad truth is that the older a child gets, the harder adoption becomes. Foster parents and… Continue reading Finding a Forever Family at 18 Years Old

Daisy Gonzales Beat the Odds of the Foster Care System

Daisy Gonzales Beat the Odds of the Foster Care System The foster care system has a complex relationship with education. “The overall graduation rate for foster youth fell from 64.6 percent in 2019 to 55.3 percent in 2020” As for college, around 3% of former foster kids earn a college degree. These statistics are the… Continue reading Daisy Gonzales Beat the Odds of the Foster Care System

Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse

Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse While foster care removes many children from dangerous situations, it can also cause further trauma and danger for them. Abuse in the System is More Common Than You Might Think As many as 28 percent of kids are abused… Continue reading Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse

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