How volunteers are advocating for kids in foster care during the pandemic

How CASA Volunteers are advocating for kids in foster care during the pandemic

Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA volunteers have continued to serve kids in the foster care system throughout the pandemic, but it’s been different. Before, they would do home visits and see the families and kids at court, but while court appearances were put on hold, volunteers were reaching out to the families they were […]

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Nonprofit of the Month: Love Fosters Hope

Love Fosters Hope Earns Regional Nonprofit of the Month

Randy Lovelace of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies introduces the Hello Woodlands Nonprofit of the Month, Love Fosters Hope, and interviews Executive Director, Cindy Mericle. Watch our video interview below! Love Fosters Hope is a non-profit organization with many facets, but one purpose: to impact the lives of children and teens in foster care who have […]

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Arizona Schools. Children in foster care must go to school in person, says DCS

While parents, teachers and public officials debate whether it’s safe to send kids back to the classroom, one group is guaranteed to be on site when schools reopen: foster children. The Arizona Department of Child Safety has advised foster parents and relatives who care for kids in DCS custody that the children should attend school […]

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How HUD Is helping Ohio’s foster youth: Ben Carson

Ben Carson on How HUD Is helping Ohio’s foster youth

“Last year, I received a meeting request from a group of former foster youth, and it was one of the most eye-opening, productive, and inspiring meetings I have taken during my tenure as secretary. Not much stirs the soul like meeting young women and men who exemplify perseverance. These young Ohioans shared their firsthand experiences […]

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Guardians ad litem struggle with COVID limitations

Guardians ad litem struggle with COVID limitations

Angela Corbin is waiting for the day when she can be face-to-face with the three children she represents as a guardian ad litem volunteer. She is charged with speaking on their behalf as the state courts decide whether to let those children remain with troubled parents or be placed elsewhere until the issues are resolved […]

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Kelly issues order on foster kids’ education

Kansas Governor Issues order on Foster kids’ education

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order on Tuesday that will require the state to track foster children’s progress in school, shortly after having vetoed a similar bill last month. In an annual report card detailing the academic progress and classroom struggles of children in its care, Kelly’s order […]

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Parliamentary Petition: Time To Make The 300K Families Affected By Rare Disorders A Health Priority

Time To Make The 300,000+ Families Affected By Rare Disorders A Health Priority

Sue Haldane, a mother of a child with a rare disorder, has spent 17 years dealing with barriers within our health system to ensure her daughter Lizzie’s needs are met. Now Sue is determined that the journey will be easier for future generations of New Zealanders living with a rare disorder. Follow Foster.Today on Twitter: […]

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