The federal Family Stability and Kinship Care Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, would give states more flexibility to provide family support services that could keep children safe at home and out of foster care. On Aug. 5, members of the New York Coalition for Child Welfare Funding Reform—a diverse coalition of advocates and foster care agency leaders—met with lawmakers.>>>Read More
Rosalinda Burton on C-SPAN
Hearing From Families
A child welfare-affected parent and former foster youth talk to Congress about the need to change how child welfare is funded.
On Aug. 4, the executive director of the Child Welfare Organizing Project, Sandra Killett, a parent activist in New York City and mother whose son was placed in foster care, and Rosalina Burton, an intern with FosterClub and a former foster youth from California, testified before the Senate Finance Committee.>>>Read More