What's going on at FosterClub:

March 7 Public Webinar: Supporting Immigrant Youth in Care

In case you missed it: Our webinar on March 7 about our Supporting Immigration Children and Youth in Foster Care priority was amazing! The National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council members presented our latest policy priority, demonstrating just...

Outstanding Young Leaders Recognition Award and Scholarship

The application period for the Outstanding Young Leader award is now open! FosterClub’s Outstanding Young Leaders recognition award and scholarship program is for incredible young people whose brilliance and resilience makes a big impact in their communities, and especially for...

Practice Improvement: Supporting LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Congregate Care

Queer youth in foster care are at an increased risk of being placed in group homes or congregate care 1 . To help reduce the number of unnecessary placements into congregate care, the Family First Act (2018) included provisions about...

Apply to Become a Member of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council!

The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council members represent a collective viewpoint of youth and alumni who have personal experience in the foster care system, and use those experiences to educate child welfare stakeholders in order to improve...

Policy Corner: How the Family First Act Impacts LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care (Congregate Care Edition)

What is the Family First Act (FFA)? A bi-partisan law that was supported by FosterClub's lived experience leaders Passed in 2018, FFA included historic reforms that focus on keeping children safely with their families, when possible FFA achieved the following...

Supporting System-Involved Black LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and their Families

Black youth and youth who are LGBTQIA2S+ are both overrepresented in the foster care system, and Black families on average experience higher levels of involvement in the child welfare system than White families. Here are a few recommendations for child...

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to a peer surpport network and to people in the community who care.


about their rights, how the foster care system works, self-advocacy strategies, and how to locate resources to help them succeed.


and empowered through the stories of people who have succeeded after foster care.


by having their voices heard by policy makers, the public, and others who influence the system that profoundly impacts their lives. 

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Number of kids in foster care:

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect

52% Parental drug abuse

14% Caretaker inability to cope

Youth that age out each year:

*Source: AFCARS #23. 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb. Some numbers have been rounded.