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Council Members Inform State Legislators Specializing in Child Welfare

Two members of the National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council traveled to Denver in mid- July, connecting with state legislators for the National Conference of State Legislatures first ever Child Welfare Fellows Program. Kodi Baughman and Latasha Fuller joined...

Young Leaders Speak on the Aderholt Amendment

Two FosterClub young leaders, Weston Charles-Gallo and John Paul Horn , were recently featured on NBC News regarding proposed federal legislation called the Aderholt amendment. The new Aderholt amendment that passed the U.S. House of Representatives would allow foster care...

Reunification Survey Results

In March, we asked for youth and alumni support as the Council gathered information on reunification services for foster youth. Council Members and partners developed and shared a survey called "Reunification Survey: Supports for a Successful Return Home." The Council...

Brothers Are Forever

People say, “brothers are forever." That they will, “always be by your side, no matter what.” Of course that's what they say; it's just hard to believe. It's hard to believe when your brother is on the other side of...

“Just give it another try” - Sibling separation

“Just give it another try.” I heard it many times. Sibling visits were something I despised. My siblings had been precious to me in the moment of removal from our home, but prior to that I wanted nothing to do...

Siblings: Partners in Crime

Sibling (noun) - A partner in crime; an individual who holds your secrets. This is a definition I wish I would have been able to connect to. A wise person once told me that siblings are made to walk with...

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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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