The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergency:

Information and assistance
for young people in and from foster care.

While the pandemic has created chaos for everyone, we recognize how hard the challenges fall on young people who experienced (or are experiencing) foster care, especially for those without family support.

If you need emergency assistance, please email help@fosterclub.com or call 503-717-1552

What's going on at FosterClub:


Foster Care Month ZOOM Backgrounds

May is National Foster Care Month! What better way to spread awareness during a quarantine than with a custom ZOOM background? Our free, downloadable backgrounds are the perfect way for you to show some love for young people who experience...

Foster Youth Need #FamiliesNotFacilities

Family is critical for young people in and from foster care. We know, from what Lived Experience (LEx) leaders have told us, that too often, foster youth are unnecessarily placed in congregate care facilities which has long-term impacts on their...

FosterClub is Seeking Interested Candidates for the Board of Directors

FosterClub's Board of Directors is seeking interested candidates with lived experience in the child welfare system (foster care, adoption, kinship, tribal care, other type of placement care). FosterClub's bylaws include a mandate for at least 50% of the Board of...

FosterClub Believes that Transgender and All LGBTQ2S+ Young People in Foster Care Deserve Safety, Affirmation and Love

Young people in and from foster care deserve safety, love, and to be affirmed in their full identities and expressions. Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders, partnering with FosterClub, are working to make that a reality. However, there is much work that...

Applications Open: Join the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council

FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) are now accepting applications for the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council. Individuals with lived experience in the child welfare system (including foster care, adoption, kinship/relative care) and are age...

New Mexico’s first Native family court points to success keeping kids in tribal communities

Veronica Krupnick, a member of the Hopi Tribe who also has Navajo and Jemez Pueblo heritage, was six years old when she entered New Mexico’s child welfare system, ultimately severing her connections to her family, community and culture. “It felt...

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changing life in foster care


We believe that children and youth deserve to be...


Connected

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

Educated

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

Inspired

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

Represented

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


In your state


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Number of kids in foster care:


427,910

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect


52% Parental drug abuse


14% Caretaker inability to cope


Youth that age out each year:


20,789

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

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