According to a recent study, more than a third of kids in New York City's foster care system identify as LGBTQ. Most of those children end up in group homes and treatment centers, rather than finding permanent homes with families.
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Foster children have enormous challenges even in the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic threatens them with even greater turmoil, isolating them from adult supervisors and friends and making it harder to move on to new lives — either with biological or…
By Elana Schor, Associated Press
Tennessee has become the latest to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBTQ families and others based on religious beliefs.
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press
The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would allow faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to continue getting taxpayer funding even if they exclude LGBT families and others from their services based on religious beliefs.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
A new investigation by the Associated Press and FRONTLINE finds allegations of physical and sexual abuse for some migrant children who are moved into government-funded foster care after they are separated from their families. Jeffrey Brown talks to the AP’s…
By Saher Khan
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline
At a time when many parents help their children navigate every twist and turn of their academic lives, former and current foster youth have a particularly difficult path. If they don’t have a parental figure to guide them, they’re often…
By Michael D. Regan and Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
One Kentucky program is eyed by other jurisdictions as a way to get addicted parents into recovery and help them care for their children at home.
By Eileen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
A small, three-decade-old U.S. program for so-called unaccompanied refugee minors has been halted by a series of new refugee bans and travel limits imposed by the Trump administration.
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