Opinion: The Public Needs COVID-19 Data on San Diego County’s Foster Care System

The Public Needs COVID-19 Data on San Diego County’s Foster Care System

Foster care is an institution we might have forgotten in the midst of all of the other issues. I am a former foster youth, having spend 13 years in he system, so you can depend on me to challenge the very people in county government who we pay with our tax dollars to ensure foster […]

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Non-profit Created to help Foster Kids carry their belongings

Every day children across the county are put into foster care for a variety of reasons. Many of those enter the system with only a few belongings and whatever they’re able to carry in a trash bag. Which is why, Dr. Matthew Cox, a child-abuse pediatrician and the medical director of St. Luke’s Children at […]

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Children’s Adoption Profiles Now on Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Website

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s foster care and adoption website now includes profiles of children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced. The profiles include children’s first names and ages, as well as hobbies, strengths and activities that reflect their personality and interests. “Ohio has […]

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‘I hope one of y’all pick me’: 9-year-old Oklahoma boy wants place to call home

Pick Me. A 9-year-old Oklahoma Foster Boy Needs a Home

After strapping on some rollerblades, it didn’t take 9-year-old Jordan long to show off his skills. He then took a ride on pedal boats with his adoption worker at an Oklahoma City park. Afterward, Jordan was thrilled to meet some of his heroes: Oklahoma City police officers. When asked what he wants to be when […]

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South Carolina DSS recommends foster children attend face-to-face instruction at schools

South Carolina DSS recommends foster children attend face-to-face instruction at schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – The Department of Social Services in South Carolina is recommending that children in foster care attend classes in person when that option is available. The agency told WMBF News that officials created education guidance for foster families after they received a lot of questions. The agency told WMBF News that officials […]

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Youths with history of foster care discover pathway to college

Youths with history of foster care discover pathway to college

The unprecedented efforts began last fall with the inception of the Bexar County Fostering Educational Success Pilot Project. One of the nation’s only programs of its kind, the countywide collaboration between UTSA, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, the Alamo Colleges District, Bexar County Children’s Court, Child Advocates San Antonio and Family Tapestry/The Children’s Shelter creates educational […]

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Thompson, N.D., woman named Mrs. International 2020, with platform focused on foster care

Mrs. International 2020 has a platform focused on foster care

Ashley Rae Klinger of Thompson, N.D., was crowned Mrs. International 2020 at a pageant held July 25 in Kingsport, Tenn. Klinger will spend the next year as Mrs. International 2020 continuing her work in advocating for foster children and the need for foster care families in this country, she said. Ashley Rae and Andrew Klinger […]

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs human trafficking, foster care measures

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs human trafficking & foster care measures

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed bills Tuesday aimed at cracking down on human trafficking in Georgia and improving the state’s foster care system. The governor made both issues top priorities of his agenda for the 2020 General Assembly session that ended late last month. “Today is an important step forward to ensure a brighter, […]

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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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