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Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

National Foster Care Awareness Month

Gary Stangler | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Gary Stangler

Efforts like these are important because letting kids engage in typical childhood activities is more than just letting them be normal. It is also critical to their healthy development.

Demanding A Better Education For Children In Foster Care

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

The education of children in foster care is one step in a long, needed march towards a future where we put all children first.

Free'ish Solutions: Early Enrollment at College for Foster Youth

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Ambroz

In a time of unparalleled budget cuts and competition for limited resources, it is important to identify why this group should benefit from a privilege-like early/priority enrollment.

A Lesson to Be Learned

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

In the 50s and 60s this was typified by the "Adoption Project," which forced thousands of Washington State children into white homes in a mad dash to assimilate.

Invest In Child Care, Invest In The Future

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

Shortsighted budgeting has befallen most public entitlements, including foster care. This despite years of research that has consistently shown that investing in children is met with positive returns.

The Fight to Make Well-Being a Foster Child's Right

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

Roughly 4,000 foster youth age out of California's foster care system every year. For most their 18th birthday is not so much a day of celebration as one of total isolation.

National Foster Care Month

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

May is National Foster Care Month, a good time to reflect on the progress we can make in improving the lives of children in foster care by implementing the Fostering Connections Act.