What's going on at FosterClub:

Communications & Fundraising Manager

FosterClub seeks a Communications & Fundraising Manager to play a critical role in ensuring the organization achieves its plans for growth in alignment with its mission, vision and values. This individual will report to the Director of Operations and will...

The Council is 10 years old, what's it like being a member?

For the last decade, the collective voice of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council has shifted federal child welfare policy conversations. Using our lived experience to inform key stakeholders, we have helped shift the direction of federal...

Why Does Lived Experience Matter?

To kick off National Foster Care Month, we're taking time to celebrate the 10th birthday of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council! For the last 10 years, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council has...

Finding Balance: A Summit on Youth Well-Being (Oregon)

An Oregon summit will bring together young people with lived experience and field stakeholders for a day of thought-leadership, information-sharing and generating solutions for the future. If you are not automatically redirected, please click on this link: www.fosterclub.com/summit2023

Practice Improvement: Supporting Transition Planning

The Family First Act (FFA), passed in 2018, sought to respond to the needs of transition age youth in foster care. Given that LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care are at an i ncreased risk of aging out of foster care...

Policy Corner: Understanding Family First Act's Impact on LGBTQIA2S+ Older Youth in Foster Care

Queer youth in foster care are at an increased risk of aging out of foster care 1 . On average, one in four youth who age out of foster care will become homeless within four years 2 . LGBTQIA2S+ youth...

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changing life in foster care

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


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.