New Foster Mom Discovers the Joys of Giving Children a Home

By CR Staff

Farrah Frye had wanted to be a mother for years. She finally made that dream a reality eight months ago, though her new family isn’t what one might expect. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports: Frye and her husband Matthew took in four foster children — a boy and his three sisters — who are […]

Former Foster Youth Who Beat The Odds Now Wants to Help Others

By CR Staff

By the time Desiree Parker turned 21 years old, she had already overcome more challenges than many adults. She entered foster care as a four-year-old with her three siblings after her young parents proved incapable of supporting them, but the obstacles didn’t end there. The La Crosse Tribune reports: Finding a home willing to take […]

Infant Allegedly Murdered by Father Who Previously Had Been Reported for Child Abuse

By CR Staff

Ten-week-old Ethan Henderson is dead and his father, Gordon Collins-Faunce, stands accused of murdering him after a chilling confession to police. The Portland Press Herald reports: Collins-Faunce told police that he lost control and grabbed Ethan, squeezed his head and threw him into a chair so hard that his head snapped back, according to court […]

Caseworkers Matter to Kids in Foster Care

By CR Staff

            If Bella had the power to change foster care, she knows just what she would do. “I would make social workers visit more, and really look into these homes when they are placing children,” she told Children’s Rights. Bella, who says she was “born into foster care,” has good […]

Disabled Foster Child Nearly Drowns, Neglect Allegations Pile Up Against Family

By CR Staff

A 3-year-old disabled foster child is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning in a pool. New details show that the state may have left the boy in an unsafe foster home. A Bakersfield Californian columnist writes about this near-fatal tragedy: The fact that [Paul] was anywhere near that pool at all, however, is deeply […]

Pennsylvania’s Child Abuse Laws are Putting Kids in Danger, Say Experts

By CR Staff

Advocates, lawyers and child welfare workers in Pennsylvania are saying that the state’s child abuse laws make it difficult to protect the kids they’re entrusted to help. The PhillyBurbs.com has more on this alarming situation: A bruised ear kept the Bucks County child welfare caseworker awake at night. The injury wasn’t to her, but rather […]

Parents Charged With Murder of Infant Found Buried in Shallow Grave

By CR Staff

Vanessa Martinez died less than three months after being born and, according to the local Sheriff’s Department, her parents are to blame. However, Child Protective Services (CPS) may bear some of the responsibility in this tragedy as well. The TriValley Central reports: CPS confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star that there was a previous report […]

CASA Volunteers in Louisiana are Making a Difference for Kids in Foster Care

By CR Staff

Children and families grappling with the foster care system often feel like no one is in their corner. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers can play a vital role in helping them navigate the system and life. The Advertiser tells the story of one former foster youth in Lafayette, Louisiana, who got the help he […]