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Commission on Children in Foster Care

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  • Time for Reform: Hoping for a Home for the Holidays

    Each year, more than 500,000 children spend the holidays in foster care In some cases the holidays may be spent with extended family, but more often it is spent with foster families to whom children are not related, or in group homes or institutional settings Although foster care is an important safety net for children who have suffered abuse or neglect, being in foster care is not always easy... Read More

  • Time for Reform

    Many significant improvements have been made to the foster care system over the years, and across the country, case workers and court officials have worked to facilitate better outcomes for children in the government's care Yet the number of foster youth aging out of care keeps rising In 2006, the latest year for which data are available, 26,181 youth aged out of care, a 119 percent increase... Read More

  • Time for Reform: Preventing Youth From Aging Out On Their Own

    Many significant improvements have been made to the foster care system over the years, and across the country, case workers and court officials have worked to facilitate better outcomes for children in the government's care. Yet the number of foster youth aging out of care keeps rising. In 2006, the latest year for which data are available, 26,181 youth aged out of care, a 119 percent increase... Read More

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