Child Welfare

I Choose Foster Care

I’m not giving my mom any more chances. My first memory of my mother is from when I was 12. She came and picked up my sister Yolanda and me from our aunt’s house in […]

Child Welfare

No Longer Preventing Prevention Services

This is the second of two stories written by FosterClub All-Star interns recounting their experiences discussing federal legislation with policymakers. Read the first story here. Earlier this month, FosterClub All-Stars, a group of foster youth advocates, were […]

Child Welfare

Video: California Foster Youth Present Ideas on the Best Ways to Make Foster Parents More Accountable

Across the state, foster parent recruitment has been a hot topic. As California pursues an ambitious slate of congregate-care reforms, many counties are looking for ways to increase the number and quality of foster homes. […]

Child Welfare

Video: Foster Youth Share Ideas About How to Best Support the Transition to Adulthood

In 2010, California passed Assembly Bill 12 (Fostering Connections to Success Act), which extended foster-care benefits from age 18 to 21. California was one of the first states in the country to pass legislation that […]