Annie E. Casey Foundation We often speak of the moral obligation to care for children and youth in the US foster care system in the best way possible. Treating this most vulnerable population well is just "the right thing to do". Now, thanks to The Annie...read more
Wise words about the plight of kids aging out of our foster care system from our friend Judy Cockerton, founder and Executive Director of Treehouse Foundation and an Encore Public Voices Fellow with the Op-Ed Project. "When these young people reach the...read more
Michigan Quietly Embraces Unlicensed Kinship Caregivers—The Chronicle of Social Change "Starting on April 1, 2019, the state will offer a subsidy to all relatives caring for children in foster care, regardless of whether they are licensed or not.” Great...read more
Professional Foster Parents–A great way to attract and retain the best foster parents OR A horrible idea that will further alienate foster youth?
Professional Foster Parents--A great way to attract and retain the best foster parents OR A horrible idea that will further alienate foster youth? For many years there has been a movement towards the professionalization of foster parents. “Many people,...read more
Great! You have taken the first steps towards making a difference in the world by providing a safe and stable home environment for a child in need of familial support. Now how do you get started? The web has been helpful but also so confusing. There is so much...read more
FosterOn was honored to present our vision—a world where every kid who leaves foster care finds at least one person who will be there for them—to a full house at Eileen Fisher Copley at their Fall Stylings Event last night. Eileen Fisher has a long history...read more
On February 8th local authors Benjamin Ludwig (Ginny Moon) and Meg Kearney (When You Never Said Goodbye: An Adoptees Search For Her Birth Mother) read from their novels and chatted about their own connections to the complicated, emotional, and wonderful...read more
I was adopted when I was a baby from an orphanage in Ecuador. I grew up with a family that made sure I went to great schools, had nice clothing, fun vacations, beach trips and, of course, I went to lots of ball games. (I don’t remember being at the All...read more
We give thanks to all of you who are helping us bring families together as you like and share our posts, reach out to us with your stories, consider opening your home to a teen through foster care or adoption, and through your continued financial support....read more
WASHINGTON - They're a family Red Sox nation knows well, but what many people don't know is the Harrington family represent several generations of adopted families. All John Harrington's sons are adopted and his three grandkids are too. "We know that...read more
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