Trump Made Foster Children a Priority. That Shouldn’t Change Under Biden.

Donald Trump Made Foster Children a Priority. That Shouldn’t Change Under Biden.

“Every child deserves a family,” begins President Donald Trump’s executive order last June [2020] on “Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children.” The Trump administration made foster children a priority, working with state and local groups to place children in loving homes more quickly and to ensure that fewer children are entering the system […]

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St. Pete Pearls program aims to help students who spent time in foster care obtain degrees

Helping Students who spent time in foster care obtain degrees

“We want to make sure that they have the opportunity to complete degrees at the same rate as all our students do in the student population so we’re excited about that,” Tadlock said. “I think we’re the only place in Florida that will have that available, so I think it’s really exciting.” USF is fostering […]

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Missouri lawmakers eye incentives to aid foster parents, adoptions

A Foster Foster Child, this Missouri Lawmaker plans to help foster parents

When he lays out his agenda for the 2021 legislative session, improving Missouri’s foster care system will be among House Speaker Rob Vescovo’s top priorities. And for Vescovo, who is kicking off his first year as speaker, this issue is deeply personal. “I spent the first 15 months of my life in foster care,” Vescovo, […]

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New Hampshire Sued over treatment of foster care youth

The New Hampshire Disability Rights Center is suing the state of New Hampshire in federal court over its treatment of foster youth with mental health impairments, alleging that the state is over-institutionalizing them and putting them at “severe risk of dangerous and tragic outcomes.” The 61-page lawsuit, brought jointly with the American Civil Liberties Union […]

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Show foster kids some love on Valentine’s Day with cards

Show foster kids some love on Valentine’s Day with cards

They can be handmade or store-bought and will be given to foster children in our community who have experienced abuse and neglect. CASA-CAN director Mercedes Oxford Kemp said the cards are important because Valentine’s Day can be isolating for the kids. “I used to be a foster parent, and then my husband was in foster […]

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Homeless youths face struggles in Shasta County. Here's one couple's story

Homeless youths face struggles. Here’s one couple’s story

Had it not been for California Heritage YouthBuild Academy, Caryn, a 21-year-old transitional housing resident at Lutheran Social Services, could be homeless today. She sat beside her 19-year-old boyfriend and watched their 2-year-old daughter scurry across the LSS office as she recounted how she ended up in a transitional housing facility for youths between the […]

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Lawsuit Challenges NH’s ‘Unlawful’ Treatment of Older Youths in Foster Care

Older Youths in Foster Care at Risk

Lawsuit Challenges NH’s ‘Unlawful’ Treatment of Older Foster Children CONCORD — New Hampshire is violating the constitutional and statutory rights of older youth in foster care and putting children at severe risk of dangerous and tragic outcomes, according to a federal lawsuit filed by advocates for children’s rights. The class action lawsuit was brought by […]

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Texas Couple Adopts Four Siblings Over Zoom, Helps Others Become Fosterers

Texas Couple Become Adoptive Parents. Adopts Four Siblings Over Zoom

Couple Helps Others Become Fosterers A Plano, Texas, couple has opened up their home and their hearts by becoming adoptive parents to four siblings from a neglected home. In a sign of the times, the adoption was finalized via Zoom on Dec. 15, 2020. Both technology specialists, adoptive parents Yves and Khalila Hughes now hope […]

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