Legal Aid and Latham & Watkins filed a lawsuit on behalf of four youth between the ages of 18 and 21 in New York. The suit challenges the Trump Administration’s unlawful and harmful attempt to deny them, and children like them, their right to permanent status and citizenship in the United States. These children include clients of Children’s Rights.
Highlighting foster youth voices, Fostered or Forgotten is an excellent new series from Teen Vogue and Juvenile Law Center that shines a light on challenges faced by the approximately 437,500 children in the child welfare system.
The numbers are alarming: 658 more children have been separated from their parents at the border in just the first two weeks under Trump’s new family separation policy, according to recent reports. One foster mother taking care of a 5-year-old child named José, who was separated from his father, calls the policy “horrendous”: “‘He holds […]
Under the new Trump Administration policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, experts report that children as young as 53 weeks old are being separated from their parents under this unconscionable and inhumane new policy.
South Carolina legislators have included a small but potentially dangerous provision that would allow state agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families. If state law authorizes providers to discriminate against this community, we lose an excellent potential foster and adoption resource.
Even when the odds seem stacked against you, it’s possible to succeed. This May, Children’s Rights sends our sincere good wishes for your success.
Children’s Rights condemns Oklahoma’s anti-LGBTQ bill SB 1140, which will allow state adoption and foster care agencies to reject LGBTQ couples and individuals on the basis of “religious freedom.”
“Florida’s foster care system is broken. As local attorneys representing young people in DCF’s care, we have a legal and moral obligation to act.”
Get involved with National Foster Care Month—lift up the voices of kids in foster care and the communities that support them.
Stop separating families at the border! Please sign and share our petition to Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen M. Nielsen.