“Once you hear their stories and see what a difference Children’s Rights can make – I defy you to look away. I know I can’t.”
At the close of a tough year for children, Washington seems to have found its heart. Within a 24-hour period, two major government actions have thrown partisan politics aside — and put the interests of children first.
Thanks to donor support, 2018 was a year of hope for the children we serve. Children’s Rights transformed the lives of thousands of vulnerable kids, holding governments accountable across the nation, and speaking up when our laws and policies put them at risk.
Meet Sienna, a 16-year-old girl who lives in Florida. Her story will break your heart.
In 2019, Children’s Rights is launching a new fellowship for former foster youth advocating on behalf of vulnerable children. When you join the Children’s Champion Society, you fund youth helping youth. Will you join this fellowship?
They bounce from one emergency placement to the next 20, 50, even 100 times. They are often housed “night to night” in homes or facilities with little more than the clothes on their backs. They’re dropped off at an agency office the next morning, only to repeat the same cycle for days, weeks, or months […]
My experience in the children’s shelter proved to me that instead of reduced oversight, unaccompanied minors need increased monitoring of both the facilities that house them and the processes intended to unite them with family.
Children’s Rights and a coalition of advocates filed an amicus brief asking a federal court of appeals to uphold a ruling that foster care agencies receiving public funding cannot discriminate against prospective LGBTQ foster parents or others on the basis of religious belief.
Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that Texas’s child welfare system puts children at risk of substantial harm. This decision is a vindication for the thousands of children in Texas foster care who have been victimized in the very system meant to protect them.
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