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By FC Steve — Feb 11, 2009

February 11, 2009, Washington, DC —- The statistics are sobering. Forty percent of foster youth in Alaska end up homeless after leaving foster care. The foster youth high school drop out rate is twice as high as that of their peers in stable homes,... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 26, 2008

In most states, relatives and others who become permanent, legal guardians for a child in foster care lose federal financial assistance and services once the child exits foster care (as opposed to most foster placements and many adoptions, which... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 26, 2008

Although foster care is an important safety net for some children, it was intended to be a temporary arrangement. Children have a better opportunity for growing and developing when they are living with a safe family on a permanent basis. Reunifying... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 10, 2008

Nationally, American Indian/Alaskan Native children are overrepresented in foster care–at more than 1.6 times the expected level – and are over represented among the children in foster care who are awaiting adoption – at two to four times the... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 10, 2008

The vast majority of dedicated federal funding for child welfare is currently reserved for supporting children in foster care placements and cannot be used for prevention services or other supports for children after they leave foster care. States,... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 30, 2008

Kids Are Waiting Statement in Support of the Senate Finance Committee's Approval of Chairman's Mark to the Improved Adoption Incentives and Relative Guardianship Support Act September 10, 2008 Today the Senate Finance Committee took an important... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 30, 2008

Kids Are Waiting Statement in Support of the Senate Finance Committee's Approval of Chairman's Mark to the Improved Adoption Incentives and Relative Guardianship Support Act September 10, 2008 Today the Senate Finance Committee took an important... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 30, 2008

FosterClub All-Stars JJ Hitch, Naomi Porter, Nicole Dobbins, Miguel Gardipee and Nikki Grey all went to the Maryland Judicial Conference last week. We figured that Maryland and Washington DC are a stones throw away from each other, so why take a... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 22, 2008

Both the House and the Senate have acted unanimously to pass the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act. Thank Congress for Passing Legislation to Reform the Nation's Foster Care System by clicking here... Read more

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By Celeste — Aug 7, 2008

Today FosterClub All-Star Daryle Conquering-Bear testified in front of the U.S. Congressional Ways and Means Committee. Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, held the hearing to examine... Read more

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