GOP Plan to Eliminate Adoption Tax Credit ‘Stands in Stark Contrast to a Purported Support of Family Values’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown: wbrown@childrensrights.org (New York, NY) – In response to the news that proposed GOP tax reform would eliminate the adoption tax credit, Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released the following statement:  “As we enter National Adoption Month, when our federal government is bringing attention to the need […]

2017 Benefit

Fostering the Future Awardee: Marcus Samuelsson Children’s Champion Awardee: Jay Neukom  Inspiration Awardee: Christy Irons Event Co-Chairs: Dan Galpern & Lewis Tepper  

Congress Must Act Now to Protect Healthcare Funding for Millions of Children, Says Children’s Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329; wbrown@childrensrights.org.  In response to Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released the following statement: “Congress placed young lives at risk over the weekend when it failed to reauthorize CHIP by the September 30 deadline. Nearly […]

Meet Edgar Carranza: Foster Youth Advocate

By CR Staff

23-year-old Edgar Carranza is a former foster kid and a foster youth advocate working with Georgia EmpowerMEnt. This week, Edgar addressed CR supporters in Atlanta, describing the realities and impact of living in state care. Q: How did you come to find yourself in state care? I was thrown into foster care at age 13 […]

First Report from Independent Court Monitors Shows South Carolina DSS Has Made Progress, but Faces Many Challenges in Reforming Child Welfare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329; wbrown@childrensrights.org —- Agency Has ‘Demonstrated a Commitment to Reforming Its Foster Care System,’ but ‘In the Vast Majority of Areas…a Lot of Work Needs to Be Done,’ According to Report (Charleston, S.C.) — Independent monitors filed their first report today on South Carolina’s efforts to reform […]

CONGRESS MUST ‘SHOW STRONG MORAL LEADERSHIP’ ON DACA

By CR Staff

In response to the Trump administration’s announcement regarding the formal end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released the following statement: “Children’s Rights condemns the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The repeal will upend the lives of hundreds of thousands […]

Congress Must Show ‘Strong Moral Leadership,’ Take Action to Support DACA, Says Children’s Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Wende Gozan Brown at 646-216-3329; wbrown@childrensrights.org.  In response to the Trump administration’s announcement regarding the formal end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released the following statement: “Children’s Rights condemns the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. […]

Meet Shay House: Foster Youth Advocate and LGBTQ Activist

By CR Staff

21-year-old Shay House is a foster youth advocate and LGBTQ activist from Oakland, California.  During her time in foster care, she lived in more than 40 placements and attended 23+ schools.  But against all odds, Shay persisted in her academic goals. This fall, she will be starting her junior year at Mills College where she […]