4-day Foster Care Retreat for Teenagers in Missouri

“Youths ages 14-19 who are in foster, adoptive, guardian or kinship homes are invited to a four-day retreat at Lincoln University [in Missouri]. During the Brace Yourself: Life Skills Retreat, the teenagers will stay in dorms at the university and participate in workshops covering finances, cooking, housing, self awareness, career preparation, human trafficking, mental health, […]

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Pro-abortion Group Says It’s Time to Make Good Homes for Foster Children

Sometimes a name reveals more than you realize at first glance. “My father, Bill Foster, was a real foster child,” Serrin Foster explains. “He experienced both the best and the worst of foster care. Horrifically and brutally treated by some, he was later placed with a loving couple and stayed with them for the rest […]

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Bobby Cagle, the Man to Care for L.A.’s Most Vulnerable

“In the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains lies Graham County, North Carolina, with its four traffic lights, 9,000 or so residents and miles of country road. It was in this tiny place that Bobby Cagle, the youthful new director of Los Angeles County’s foster care system – the largest in the nation – was […]

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South Carolina Desperately Needs Foster Homes

“I mean, it’s like grasping at straws every day, praying that we can just find somewhere for them to sleep for the night,” Peeples stated. “It’s really heartbreaking. We call our families and call our families, and they become very…exhausted.” There are 4,546 children already in foster homes in South Carolina. The number of children […]

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Colorado in Desperate Need for Foster Parents

Over 10,000 kids statewide were put in out-of-home care last year [in Colorado] — including foster care, group homes, and residential child care facilities — and officials say that number continues to grow. Currently, 4,889 children and teens need out-of-home placement… “We can’t allow so many Colorado children to end the day without a safe […]

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How Much Are Foster Parents Paid?

“I like to compare being a foster parent to a full-time job (that also requires managing late-night diaper blowouts). When taking into account the sleepless nights, transportation to supervised visits with the biological parents, regular doctors visits, home visits from social workers, and meetings with the child’s legal support team or court-appointed special advocate, this […]

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