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Children’s Rights In the News

17 September 2021 The Imprint
More than 300,000 Sign Petition to End For-Profit Foster Care

More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition calling on the federal government to ban for-profit companies from the network of homes and institutions caring for the nation’s foster children. Organizers with a coalition of leading advocacy groups aim to accumulate 430,000 signatures — one for every child living in American foster care — before heading to […]

More than 300,000 Sign Petition to End For-Profit Foster Care
10 August 2021 The Imprint
Children’s Rights Names Shereen White As its First Policy Director

White, the daughter of a dad who aged out of foster care, said she was overjoyed and honored to begin working in her new position. “There is no feeling like knowing you are where you are supposed to be, doing the work you were intended to do, alongside people you were meant to do it with,” […]

Children’s Rights Names Shereen White As its First Policy Director
2 August 2021 The Imprint
Judges Toss Class Actions Against Ohio, West Virginia

“This case is all about fairness. It challenges Ohio’s practice of providing significantly less financial support for foster children living with approved relative caregivers than for children living with non-relative, licensed caregivers,” said Lustbader. “Because Black children make up a disproportionate share of the pool of relative foster families, those families in particular carry an […]

Judges Toss Class Actions Against Ohio, West Virginia
19 July 2021 Richmond Times-Dispatch
Barriers exist for LGBTQ people as both foster parents and foster children

Patrice Ismael-Gantt knew she always wanted to foster kids. When she was a special education teacher and intensive in-home therapist, she spent a lot of time with children in dire home situations. “You see so many cases where you’re in these situations where you can’t help because you’re not their legal guardian,” Ismael-Gantt said. “And […]

Barriers exist for LGBTQ people as both foster parents and foster children
28 June 2021 Little Black Book Online
Matter Unlimited Delivers with ‘Bricks for Kids’ Installation to Raise Awareness of Children’s Mental Health

Since the start of the pandemic, kids have been some of the most affected – cut off from school, friends and the normal rhythms of childhood. The unfortunate result has been a national surge in childhood anxiety and depression. Children in foster care have been hit especially hard, often being forced to relocate multiple times, […]

Matter Unlimited Delivers with ‘Bricks for Kids’ Installation to Raise Awareness of Children’s Mental Health
18 June 2021 USA Today
Supreme Court foster care ruling likely to prompt more tests of religion vs. LGBTQ rights

Christina Wilson Remlin with the child welfare organization Children’s Rights, said the decision Thursday underscored the need for a congressional response. “The Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling is based on narrow grounds limited to the facts of this case,” she said. But it “drives home why we need to pass federal legislation to provide consistent anti-discrimination protections […]

Supreme Court foster care ruling likely to prompt more tests of religion vs. LGBTQ rights