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 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? 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?
Sara F. never expected that she would become a mother of 9 beautiful kids, but that is the path life took her on. Sara and her partner started their journey to adopt in 2014, with the intent of adopting only one child. In early 2015, they decided to begin fostering while waiting for the adoption… Continue reading Helpful Tips for Those Looking to Foster to Adopt
Couple Fosters and Adopts Twins After Experiencing Infertility Every couple’s road to parenthood is different. For Cristie and her partner, that road was filled with twists, turns, dead ends, and detours. But with a whole lot of love and a little bit of luck, this couple fosters to adopt and are now the parents of awesome… Continue reading Couple Fosters and Adopts Twins After Experiencing Infertility
How to Overcome Obstacles When Fostering to Adopt Deborah and her partner knew they wanted to adopt. They were planning to adopt, but they knew “nothing was final until it’s finalized.” They became certified in April 2018, and though they said yes to multiple children prior to having a placement, they didn’t get a match… Continue reading Overcoming the Obstacles of Fostering to Adopt
Florida Family Fosters and Adopts Three Children In Florida, private adoptions can cost upwards of thirty thousand dollars. The high cost is a barrier between children who need homes and loving families that can’t afford the steep price tag. Luckily there is a much more affordable option: adopting from foster care. In these instances, adoption… Continue reading Florida Family Fosters and Adopts Three Children
Olympian Simone Biles Grew Up In Foster Care You never know someone’s background by looking at them. Simone Biles, one of the greatest and most accomplished athletes of all time, was placed in foster care. Sadly, her biological mother couldn’t care for Simone and her siblings. Her Placement in Foster Care She began her story… Continue reading Olympian Simone Biles Grew Up In Foster Care
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?