Publications

Children’s Rights Works 5 January 2016
Children’s Rights Works

What does it mean to reform foster care? What does our advocacy accomplish? Click here to see how Children’s Rights has affected concrete and critical change in child welfare systems across the United States.

Children’s Rights Works
Newsletter 8 December 2016
Notes From the Field, Fall 2016

The nation’s opioid epidemic is landing an unprecedented number of children in foster care as their parents struggle with substance abuse. With the proper supports and services, many of these families could remain intact. In CR’s fall newsletter cover story, “Preserving Family Connections For Children in Foster Care,” we take an in-depth look at a growing movement to maintain family ties.

Notes From the Field, Fall 2016
Annual Report 30 September 2016
Annual Report 15

A review of Children’s Rights’ work in 2015, including significant developments in our foster care reform campaigns, financial information and a list of the individuals and organizations that generously supported Children’s Rights during the period.

Annual Report 15
Newsletter 26 May 2016
Notes From the Field, Spring 2016

For decades, thousands of young people in Texas foster care have suffered in a severely broken system where overwhelming caseloads, too few foster homes and poor oversight are the norm. In our cover story of Notes From the Field, you’ll hear from several youth who experienced the devastating effects of Texas’ beleaguered “permanent foster care” system.

Notes From the Field, Spring 2016
Newsletter 11 December 2015
Notes From the Field, Fall 2015

Most children who are adopted from foster care join loving families that last, but all too often kids are placed in “forever homes,” only to have their stability shatter. As we see in the cover story of Notes From the Field, the effects of broken adoptions are tragic – children can end up on the streets, back in state care or “rehomed.”

Notes From the Field, Fall 2015
Fostering the Future 15 October 2015
My Foster Truth

Bloggers from across the country give deeply poignant accounts of their experience with the U.S. foster care system. Foreword by Kim Hansel, editor at Fostering Families Today.

My Foster Truth
Newsletter 27 April 2015
Notes From the Field, Spring 2015

Across the country, children are suffering because of a severe shortage of foster homes. They’re being placed in shelters, mental hospitals, and spending the night in child welfare offices, simply because states have nowhere else for them to go.

Notes From the Field, Spring 2015