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By FC Steve — Apr 30, 2009

By Lindsey Shelton, The Crimson White , Apr 30, 2009 -- There are over 5,000 children in foster care in Alabama, and many of those children do not receive the typical opportunities that children in a traditional family environment might... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 28, 2009

WBFO 88.7 FM Public Radio • April 28, 2009, Buffalo -- The troubled economy has led to a decrease in the number of foster parents in the Buffalo area. Tuesday night, one local agency will actively recruit people who are interested in... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 27, 2009

By Julie Bosman, New York Times , Apr 26, 2009, New York –- The threat of more than $83 million in budget cuts at New York City’s child-welfare agency has left advocates for children afraid that recent improvements in its operations,... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 22, 2009

By Nicole Chavez, ABC News Channel 10 , Apr 22, 2009, SACRAMENTO, CA - As the economy worsens, the demand on the foster care system grows, according to local foster care officials. "That means more foster kids who turn 18 are being... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 16, 2009

Haven’t heard about the Higher Education Opportunity Act? Well, guess what, if you are a student and a foster youth or alum there may be some things you should know about! FAFSA is a government student aid program that stands for Free... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 15, 2009

By Ray Hershe, abc40tv • April 13, 2009, SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- The economy makes it tough on everyone. Among those hard hit are social service agencies. And when you rely on those agencies, it makes it even tougher. For example, the challenges faced... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 14, 2009

by Audrey Asistio, Foster Kids Struggling in Tough Economy CBS KIMA TV • April 13, 2009 YAKIMA -- Once Tim Byrd graduated high school, foster care was finished, and he was on his own. Byrd explained, "They have their parents to fall back... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 14, 2009

By Katharhynn Heidelberg, Montrose Daily Press • April 11, 2009 MONTROSE —- In 2007, one child in every 127 Montrose County children was maltreated through neglect or abuse. These statistics from the state's Division of Child Welfare Services... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 8, 2009

By Julie Bosman • April 7, 2009, New York-- Even in boom times, young people who become too old for the foster-care system often struggle to make it on their own, lacking families, job skills or adequate educations. Now, the recession has... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 7, 2009

Greg Moran • Mar 30, 2009, San Diego -- For foster-care youths who become adults, it is the little things that can cause big problems. For some, money for a basic car repair can make the difference between holding on to a job or losing... Read more

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