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This Thanksgiving, I'm Grateful For My Adopted Family

Mary Lee | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Mary Lee

We have a lot to be grateful for and this holiday season let's not forget about the more than 415,000 youth in foster care especially older youth. These youth are the most likely to get overlooked for adoption, but they shouldn't be.

Davion's Plea for A Family (And The 101,000 He Represents)

Kristen Howerton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

Maybe Davion's plea will create a bigger change than he ever imagined. Maybe it will prompt our nation to listen to the voices of foster youth who are asking for a family before it's too late.

Kids In Waiting: Foster Care's Web Of Policies, Problems And Promise

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact

In the first part of this two-part series highlighting the hardships that half a million foster children face each year, Enrique Montiel shared his st...

Foster Care: An Uncertain Future For Half A Million Children

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

When Enrique Montiel was 9 years old, he and his four siblings were taken away from their parents, and placed into the foster care system. He remember...

Faced with Faces

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

More than 110,000 children in the United States -- who have suffered from abuse and/or neglect -- have nowhere to go. They are wards of the state and waiting in the foster care system.