National News

Texas paves the way for a transformation of its foster care system in Bexar County

February 12, 2019

Decision-making in foster care: A child-centered approach to reducing toxic stress in foster children



The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis Deserve Better- 

Policymakers must extend services for infants beyond the first weeks of life

December 3, 2018

How does foster care impact a child’s wellbeing?

November 26, 2018

HUD Awards $30 Million to Help Children in Foster Care

November 22, 2018


Foster care in Kansas: Kansas Appleseed chooses the “child savers” over the children

November 18, 2018


State of Adoption: How and why adoption is changing in Massachusetts

November 16, 2018


Kansas Is Sued Over Foster Care That’s Bounced Several Children Between 100 Homes

November 16, 2018

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

November 9, 2018

The painful story of one of Maine’s darkest chapters: 

A new documentary examines the forced removal of Native American children from their families 

November 1, 2018


Amelia Franck Meyer on the 'Human Truth' of Keeping Kids with Their Families

November 1, 2018

How states can improve well-being for all children, from birth to age five

October 2018

How infants are falling victim to the opioid crisis

September 23, 2018

Maine lawmakers add $21 million to child protective services system

August 31, 2018


Legislature hands LePage a win on child protection bill

August 30, 2018

A Soft Landing Spot for Youth Entering Foster Care

August 28, 2018

Childhood trauma leaves scars that are genetic, not just emotional, study affirms
July 13, 2018

Boston FOX 25 Investigates: Missing and Forgotten Foster Kids

May 30, 2018

Foster Parents Introduce Program to Keep Foster Parents, Caseworkers Connected

May 25, 2018


Watchdog Agency Finds That State Failed To Follow Policies In Fatal Child Abuse Cases

May 24, 2018

Boston FOX 25- Missing and Forgotten: Thousands of foster kids kicked out of the system

May 23, 2018


Kids in foster care aren’t getting the care they need.

That’s why we’re suing DCF.

May 9, 2018

Foster kids, wronged by the court

April 20, 2018

Send Parents to Foster Care, Not Children

Is there a way to fix the foster care system?

Instead of placing children in foster care, why not send parents instead?

April 20, 2018


Watson bill to help ‘grandfamilies’ affected by opioid crisis passes House committee

April 14, 2018


Tulsa experiment: Can investing in children early reverse poverty cycle?

April 13, 2018

Maine adoption fight pits 2 families who love a little girl. Only one could take her home.

April 8, 2018


Legislature OKs bill to cut off parents' rights to drug-exposed babies after one year

April 5, 2018

Church plans to open camp for children affected by opioid epidemic

April 1, 2018

New Indiana law creates bill of rights for foster parents

March 30, 2018


In a Loving Family, But Still Missing Home

March 27, 2018

Inslee signs foster care "bill of rights" legislation into law

March 16, 2018 


Child welfare ombudsman needs more state support 

by: Moira O'Neill, Director of NH Office of the Child Advocate

March 16, 2018

We Need Full-Time Highly Paid and Educated Foster Parents- Until we introduce radically new change, we will never achieve new results

March 9, 2018


The Foster Care System Was Unprepared for The Last Drug Epidemic. Let’s Not Repeat History

March 2, 2018

'We could solve the problem': Jimmy Wayne urges churches to help foster kids

February 20, 2018

Maine’s chief justice criticizes DHHS handling of adoption dispute

February 1, 2018

The foster care system was unprepared for the last drug epidemic—let’s not repeat history

January 31, 2018


A Foster Child of the Opioid Epidemic

November 24, 2017


The Pernicious Failure of Child Welfare Reform

November 21, 2017


Adoption Advocates Bank on a New Way to Address Childhood Trauma

November 13, 2017

Chronicle of Social Change: The Foster Care Housing Crisis Data Analysis

October 31, 2017

Senate Foster Care Bill Would Incentivize Kin, Monitor Private Providers

and Child Fatalities

October 19, 2017


Full House: Old Town Woman Fosters A Baby, Plus His Parents

October 6, 2017


Mass. Foster Parents Band Together for Bill of Rights,

Say DCF Must ‘Stop Playing God’

September 22, 2017


Trauma, Opiates and Child Welfare: How Family-Serving Agencies Can Do Better

September 18, 2017

Fostering Families Today Feature: It’s the Law: Schools and Foster Care Agencies Need to Give Your Child a Ride to School

September 8, 2017


Big Changes Needed to Boost America’s Foster Home Network

August 21, 2017


Kansas Foster Mother Believes DCY, KVC Ignored Signs of Abuse

August 19, 2017

A Federal Foster Care Bill of Rights

July 28, 2017

Foster parents fighting for 'bill of rights'

June 28, 2017

Abused Children Slam Minnesota Foster Care Program

June 1, 2017

Transforming Foster Care in America, One Community at a Time

August 29, 2016

Why Foster Parents Quit

April 1, 2016

Federal Judge in TX Foster Care Suit Scolds CPS Leaders for Withholding Information 

March 17, 2017

Addressing Multi-Generational Dysfunction in Foster Care

February 26, 2016

Why Every Child Needs a Champion

May 2013

Foster Parents Can Fully Participate in Court Hearings, State Supreme Court Rules

February 26, 2013


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