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Council Members share Immigration Priority with Federal Leaders

This week, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council engaged with newly confirmed Administration of Children, Youth & Families Commissioner Rebecca Jones Gaston and Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg and members of their team. Council Members shared...

Policy Corner: Are LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care Legally Protected from Discrimination?

Due to a 2020 Supreme Court decision ( Bostock v Clayton County) , LGBTQIA2S+ individuals are protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity when it comes to employment, healthcare, education, and housing 1 . Unfortunately, youth...

National Policy Council Amplifies Guidance for Child Welfare Agencies in Preventing Human Trafficking in Foster Care

“Just help the foster youth to understand that they deserve to be treated appropriately and that people are there to listen.” – former foster youth January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Youth involved in the child welfare system are...

In Recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the many ways we can celebrate the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to have the courage to create change that will bring us closer to his vision of an inclusive and just society...

New Priority Released: Supporting Immigrant Youth & Children in Foster Care

Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council is pleased to release its 19th priority statement: Supporting Immigrant Children & Youth in Foster Care . Recent years have seen an increase in attention to children who enter the...

What LEx Leaders Say about ICWA

This week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case ( Haaland v. Brackeen ) that will impact Native youth and families across the United States - especially those who are in foster care. FosterClub...

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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.

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