Child Welfare

De Blasio Administration Slams “Shockingly Biased” Federal Bill on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is speaking out against a proposed federal bill that protects faith-based foster care agencies that refuse to place adoptive or foster children with qualified LGBT adults. The Child Welfare Provider […]

Child Welfare

Why We Need To Collect Data on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

In the United States, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects demographic and other types of information on all youth who enter the foster care system. This practice allows the government […]

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 […]