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Running the race set before me

Running the race set before me

By Danielle Smith

Until the coronavirus arrived, the gym was one place where I lived out loud. I have a passion for fitness; it keeps me sane. Now the virus has left me at home more these days which is not the normal for me. I do have an overwhelming 18 credits I’m working toward this semester as […]

Spreading my wings

Spreading my wings

By Sandra Carpenter

Sandra Carpenter opened her home for over 16 years to 65 kids in the foster care system. After having 3 kids of her own, they extended their family, adopting 8 children. Being a foster parent isn’t the only way she has helped kids. Over 14 years ago, she opened an organization to support kinship placements and youth aging out of the system. Sandra shares her experience as a foster parent and child advocate.

Will you stand with Children’s Rights?

Will you stand with Children’s Rights?

The kids we represent are being forgotten and left behind by the systems charged with protecting them. Social distancing and fear of infection in the courts and among case workers have created new challenges that leave kids and their wellbeing to fall through the cracks. Children in the foster system can no longer have regularly […]

Do you know what next Tuesday is?

Do you know what next Tuesday is?

Generosity is what brings people together, especially in difficult times like these.  Children’s Rights is proud to support National Foster Care Day and #GivingTuesdayNow, two special ways to give back that are both happening on May 5. We hope you’ll join us and make it a day to remember for kids in foster care who need us […]

Call on Your Governor to Help Older Foster Youth

Call on Your Governor to Help Older Foster Youth

The COVID-19 crisis endangers young people transitioning out of foster care–without continued assistance, they will fall through the cracks. Foster youth already face increased odds for homelessness, unemployment, and other negative outcomes. As policymakers at both the state and federal level consider how to implement protections for American families from the economic and societal consequences […]

Children’s Rights Urges Congress to Help Older Foster Youth

Children’s Rights Urges Congress to Help Older Foster Youth

*Update, May 12, 2020 We are proud to have joined over 110 organizations and 650 foster youth, foster parents, and advocates calling for Congress to provide crucial supports to older youth facing the stress and disruptions resulting from COVID-19. We urge Congress to consider the series of legislative recommendations provided below for inclusion in the […]

Calls to child abuse hotlines are way down and that’s not good news.

Calls to child abuse hotlines are way down and that’s not good news.

Sheltering-in-place is a privilege. It’s for those with steady homes. Those who are living in a safe space, away from violence, and discrimination. Turn to our juvenile justice system where youth in detention centers, adult prisons, and juvenile justice facilities are either confined in unsanitary, unsafe conditions or forced into trauma-inducing 23-hour solitary confinement. Children in foster care too often don’t […]

Looking for a Hero, Juveniles Unchained

Looking for a Hero, Juveniles Unchained

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.” – Mr. Rogers In today’s climate, it isn’t difficult to point to the heroes working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. They are our healthcare heroes, our grocery clerk heroes, our food delivery heroes all ensuring […]

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