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While the continued decrease in foster care children certainly is a positive development, unfortunately, the number of older children who aged out of the foster care system without ties to their own parents or with any other home was still high - 26,286.
Our hope is that CBCT may help contribute to the long-term health and wellbeing of foster care children, not only during childhood, but also as they move into their adult years," said Charles Raison, MD, corresponding author of the study in neuroendocrinology, now at the University of Arizona.
Cora White of Madison, WT--CEO, board president and proud foster parent for the Foster Care Children and Family Fund, which provides a variety of services to support children in foster and out-of-home placement, including everything from educational training for foster parents to ensuring each child receives a gift during the holidays.
Two months ago, the Chronicle and Tribune detailed how more than 250 serious incidents had occurred since 2008 at residential treatment facilities, where the state's most troubled foster care children are placed.
The rationale for paying out millions to agencies, including handsome administrative fees that ultimately have little to do with the foster care children receive, is that there is a shortage of people and families opting to provide in-house fostering.
Six distinct mission agencies fall under the organization's umbrella today, impacting 33,000 people ranging from abuse victims and foster care children to hungry families and patients receiving free medications.
I personally would like to work with foster care children in the future.
But if passed the law would make it illegal for adoptive and foster care children to be placed in homes with individuals who cohabit with a sexual partner.