Child Welfare

State Senator Would Extend California Foster Care Through Age 25

A California senator introduced groundbreaking legislation this week to extend the state’s foster care system through age 25 – a bill that acknowledges the continued failure to prepare young people severed from families for life […]

Child Welfare

Senate Finance Leaders Propose $100 Million to Support Older Youth in Foster Care

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill that would commit $100 million over five years to support programs aimed at helping older youth in foster care transition into adulthood. “There’s […]

Adoption

Permanency is Possible for Older Youth in Child Welfare

“I don’t want a family.”  “Johnny will never have a family so it’s best to focus on independent living skills.” For decades, Plummer Youth Promise accepted the truth of these statements. And so, rather than […]

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Child Welfare

Inside Foster Home Recruitment in America’s Biggest Cities

One hot summer day, Vielka Griffith walked down the stairs of her Brooklyn home to find her new foster daughter slumped on the couch. Despite the intense heat, the 15-year-old was wrapped in a terry-cloth […]