FOSTER CARE RESOURCES

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These are Foster Care Resources.
Please also see: Adoption Resources


ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
(click here for Organizations/Agencies)

Foster Parent Adoption: What Parents Should Know
Fact sheet from the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

Foster Parent Adoption: What Professionals Should Know
Fact sheet from the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16-year-old girl in foster care is too immature to get an abortion
The girl, who was not named in court documents, was placed in a foster home by the state and had asked the court for permission to terminate her pregnancy because Nebraska law requires written parental consent for minors seeking an abortion.
Daily News, October 09, 2013

The Girls Who Haven't Come Home
New York Times, June 06, 2013

Ex-hospital director sentenced for sex abuse
MSNBC, February 23, 2011

Fostering Parenthood at Harvard
Harvard Crimson, December 2, 2002

DCF Aide is Found Drunk, Cops Say
The Miami Herald, July 27, 2002

Fla. Caseworker Charged in Abuse Case
The Associated Press, July 13, 2002

State Agency to Pay $5 Million to 6 Sexually Abused Children
Sun-Sentinel, May 17, 2002

Feds: Woman Trafficked Vermont Girls to NYC
ABC News, December 14, 2001

Boy May Eventually be Returned to His Family if Certain Conditions Met
The Standard-Examiner, November 27, 2001

Psychiatric Care of Children in the Foster Care System
Policy statement from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, September 20, 2001

Lost Children
Washington Post, September 2001

Attorney General: Child Abuse Reports Are Public Record
Sun-Sentinel, July 25, 2001

Strained System Often Splits Up Siblings in Foster Care
Associated Press, July 22, 2001

Foster Kids May Fare Worse After Returning Home
Reuters Health, July 3, 2001

Children Who Return Home From Foster Care: A 6-Year Prospective Study of Behavioral Health Outcomes in AdolescenceA report from PEDIATRICS, Volume 108, No. 1; July 2001

I.N.S. Both Jailer and Parent to Children Without Nation
The New York Times, June 24, 2001

Lost in the System
Sacramento Bee, June 10, 2001

Abused Foster Children Win $3.3 Million Settlement
The Associated Press, May 25, 2001

Safety Net Sought for Former Foster Kids as They Enter Adult World
Sun-Sentinel, May 24, 2001

Advocates Criticize Medicating Foster Kids
Miami Herald, April 12, 2001

Placement Decisions For Children in Long-term Foster Care: Innovative Practices and Literature Review
Report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, February 2001 [PDF]

Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, November 2000

Identification and Care of HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Infants, Children, and Adolescents in Foster Care
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, July 2000

Foster Care Fast-Forwarded
Traverse City Record-Eagle, May 2000

Toddler's Death Ruled Homicide
Washington Post, January 9, 2000

Little Refugees: King County's Foster Care Crisis
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 1999

Foster Care Independence Act of 1999
Final version of the Bill, as passed by both Houses, as well as links to prior versions, references in the Congressional Record, and Bill Summary

Permanency Planning: Sword or Shield?
by Andrew Vachss, Adoptalk, Spring 1984

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Agencies by State
www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad
State-by-state listing of foster care agencies, from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6939 Phone: (310) 794-2583
healthychild.ucla.edu

Kinship Care
Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Phone: (202) 638-2952
www.cwla.org/programs/kinship/

Leaving Care Working Party
Association of Child Welfare Agencies of Australia
Locked Bag 13, Haymarket
NSW 1240
Phone: (02) 9281 8822
www.acwa.asn.au/LCWP/
Agency set up to assist Australian foster children who are leaving care due to "age-out."

National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
1950 Addison Street, Suite 104
Berkeley, CA 94704-1182
Phone: (510) 643-8390
socrates.berkeley.edu/~aiarc/
Education and legislative information re "boarder babies," infants prenatally exposed to alcohol, drugs, or HIV, then abandoned in hospitals. State-by-state list of programs, statistics, publications.

National Foster Care Association
87 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7620 6400
www.thefostering.net
U.K. charity working to ensure all children and young people who are fostered receive the highest standards of care.

National Foster Parent Association
7512 Stanich Ave. #6
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: (253) 853-4000
Toll-free: 1-800-557-5238
www.nfpainc.org

National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning
Hunter College School of Social Work
129 E. 79th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 452-7053
guthrie.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/

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