Marcia Lowry New York City
Child Welfare

Virtual Visits Are An Abandonment of Foster Children

Across the country, state and county child welfare systems are trying to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, balancing concerns for the safety of the almost 700,000 children who go through the foster care system with […]


Despite City’s Urging, Virtual Visits the New Norm for Many New York City Parents with Kids in Foster Care

A New York City mother watched as her toddler waddled away, but she couldn’t reach out to play with her, or scoop her up in her arms.  Her daughter was living in a foster home, […]

Child Welfare

California Rolls Out Plan to Prevent Youth from Aging Out of Foster Care During Pandemic

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced the state would prevent foster youth from aging out of the system during the pandemic. This week, the administration laid out the specifics of his order.  Extended foster […]

Child Welfare

Top Federal Child Welfare Officials: Family is a Compelling Reason

In a world where “social distancing” has become a necessary practice and the primary preventative measure for reducing the spread of coronavirus, we must remember that children in foster care and their families have already been […]

Jerry Milner and Sixto Cancel
Child Welfare

MARCH 19, 3:30 PM EST: Top Trump Child Welfare Official and Former Foster Youth will Host COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, March 19, Jerry Milner of the federal Children’s Bureau is teaming up with former foster youth and tech entrepreneur Sixto Cancel to co-host a virtual town hall inviting foster youth to contribute to the […]

Child Welfare

Nebraska, Emerging Leader on Moving Child Welfare Upstream, Submits Family First Plan

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) hosted a press conference yesterday announcing the submission of its five-year Family First Prevention Services plan to the federal government next week. “We’re here today because […]