Foster Care and Foster Youth in the News

Life changer: The Dream Center, a one-stop shop for foster youth, finds a new, bigger home

Zach Martin, 21, a foster youth who spent 16 years in the system and now lives in a homeless shelter, hangs out almost every day at the Dream Center …

Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones to Star in Drama ‘Foster Boy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The duo cites recent studies showing that less than 3% of foster youth go on to earn a college degree; and that of the 20,000 youth who age out of …

Foster Care Youth More Likely to be Chronic Offenders: Study

Children and youth in foster care are 2.5 times more likely to continue a pattern of chronic offending between adolescence and emerging adulthood …

Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors Votes To Launch ‘Historic’ Juvenile Diversion Plan

As a judge, he’d long been supportive of youth diversion, Nash said. … “But this program,” he said, will help ensure that foster youth “have equal …

Foster Care Professionals Need to Value, Be Sensitive to Youth’s Spirituality

Spirituality appears to be the mechanism connected to this idea. This idea has also been shown to be prevalent in youth in foster care. There was a …

From foster care, to prison, to college graduation, to …

From foster care, to prison, to college graduation, to … … I was a foster kid and grew up throughout the state, but mostly the Waterbury, Naugatuck area …

GOP Tax Plan: Adoption Back In, Foster Youth Jobs Bill Still At Risk

As reported here last week, the Adoption Tax Credit was slated for repeal last week when the Republican tax plan was unveiled. After a flurry of …

Addiction & Childhood: Opioid addiction pushing more kids into foster care

VALDOSTA – The number of Georgia children in foster care has nearly doubled in just a few years, as more parents struggle with what is becoming an …