Child Welfare

The Qualities of a Good Foster Parent

For more than 40 years, I have been a child/family advocate in many different capacities. I have directly represented youth, foster parents, adoptive parents and birth parents in court. I have been an active advocate […]

Adoption

House Appropriations Bills Would Permit Discrimination By Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), who last month was appointed to help lead Congress’ largest child welfare coalition, successfully introduced a controversial amendment yesterday that would enable faith-based providers to choose what families to serve based […]

Child Welfare

Report: Foster Youth Organizing Provides Community and Healing Opportunities Amidst the Political Advocacy

A new report from Foster Youth in Action identifies youth organizing as one of the strongest and most beneficial tools for engaging foster youth, calling on philanthropies and community organizations to support more youth-led political […]

Child Welfare

Youth Advocate Programs, Major Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Provider, Gets $20 Million Investment from Ballmer Group

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), a community-based juvenile justice and child welfare organization with programs in nearly half of the United States, has received a major investment from Washington-based grant maker Ballmer Group to increase its […]