Celebrating the Voice of Our Youth

I spent yesterday morning with 100+ older and emancipated foster youth at the California Youth Connection (CYC) Legislative Conference. What a privilege to be among these bright, passionate, leaders. All of them have stories that can bring tears. One youth had 15 placements in three months because of angry felt about all the people who […]

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Being an Agent of Change

Families NOW plays in the child welfare system. They are used to organizations that provide direct services, for instance, recruiting and training families to adopt children in foster care.

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Enduring Permanency

Many permanency professionals see the finalization of an adoption or guardianship as the finish line to a long race. Others of us know that permanency is not a one-day event but a lifelong experience.

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