“Foster care changes a person,” wrote Stephanie Bennington, a former foster child from Fremont, Neb., after we asked readers to send us their foster care stories. The stories came in response to “Losing a Foster Child,” the most recent essay by Meghan Moravcik Walbert, who chronicled the time her family spent with the foster child […]
When they age out, they must confront any number of adult responsibilities: Budgeting. Finding housing. Opening a bank account. Finding a job. Knowing how to remain enrolled in health insurance. A Department of Children and Family Services report released in February found that many youth who age out frequently are unprepared to handle these realities […]
America Works has a contract starting in April with the city’s Human Resources Administration to aid hundreds of former foster youths in Brooklyn and The Bronx. The four-decade-old organization holds that the first step to getting people to be independent, productive citizens is getting them a job. Continue reading the story by clicking on the […]
Watch this Dr. Phil segment which includes highlights of his testimony in Washington D.C. regarding the importance of making changes to our foster care system. Also included in this segment is an interview Dr. Phil conducts with Congresswoman Karen Bass, founder of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. Together, their goal is to keep families […]
Two foster care county systems in Texas have partnered up with local churches to give more children loving homes. Read this article by Beaumont Enterprise that shines a spotlight on both Jefferson and Orange county for being creative in finding new ways to help children. http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Texas-officials-seek-foster-care-help-through-10855569.php
Our Wild and Wonderful state of West Virginia is facing a massive increase of children in need of foster care which is putting a strain on our state in many ways. Read the whole article to learn more about the challenges we face and join the effort to give children a proper life and childhood. […]
Remember foster care and adoptive children during the Holiday Season for this is a crucial time for them. Share the spirit and love of Christmas with these children during this anxious time. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-john-degarmo/why-children-cry-at-chris_b_13334916.html
http://www.theet.com/news/free/foster-care-a-fostering-ministry/article_a16854a3-7064-549a-be37-0991313d754e.html This article about a group of families from Cabell county, West Virginia really proves that it always does “take a village”.
http://www.montgomery-herald.com/news/foster-care-west-virginia-s-growing-concern/article_26f0b288-bc31-11e6-8a7b-03bda1d1cc1c.html West Virginia’s number of children in the foster care system is at a five year high and the numbers continue to grow.
http://www.scarymommy.com/i-get-too-attached-to-my-foster-children-and-it-is-my-greatest-honor/?utm_source=FB A heartfelt story of a mother telling her experiences in foster care and how it has affected her life. Worth the read!