Ma’Khia Bryant’s Journey Through Foster Care Ended With an Officer’s Bullet

The 16-year-old girl was fatally shot while threatening a young woman with a knife. She had spent two years shuttling among Ohio foster homes, hoping to return to her mother.

#child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #columbus-ohio, #foster-care, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #ohio, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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‘How’s Our Girl?’: On Loving a Foster Child and Letting Go

Every time we choose to love other mortal beings, someday, we will have to give them back.

#babies-and-infants, #foster-care, #parenting

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Why I Took a Vow of Celibacy

In my life, sex and love have been twisted up with childhood trauma. Time for a break.

#children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #foster-care, #love-emotion

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Advice on How to Become a Foster Parent

The process has changed during the pandemic, but getting started is easier than you might think.

#adoptions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Adoption Used to Be Hush-Hush. This Book Amplifies the Human Toll.

In “American Baby,” Gabrielle Glaser unravels family secrets and considers the motivations that wove them into American life in the first place.

#adoptions, #american-baby-a-mother-a-child-and-the-shadow-history-of-adoption-book, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #foster-care, #glaser-gabrielle, #katz-margaret-erle-1944, #louise-wise-services, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rosenberg-david-1961-2014, #women-and-girls

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Foster Care Was Always Tough. Covid-19 Made It Tougher.

While some child welfare systems have pivoted to a remote reality, advocates say it hasn’t been uniform or quick enough for the country’s 400,000 foster kids.

#adoptions, #children-and-childhood, #foster-care, #parenting, #unemployment, #welfare-us, #youth

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Child Welfare Agency Cuts Ties to Professor Over Pedophile Studies

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will no longer work with Theo Sandfort, a professor who headed a separate study on L.G.B.T.Q. youth in foster care.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #foster-care, #hansell-david, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #netherlands, #new-york-city, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #theo-sandfort, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Modern Love Podcast: A Holiday Lesson About Desire

This holiday season, it’s OK to want more.

#books-and-literature, #christmas, #dating-and-relationships, #foster-care, #love-emotion, #mclain-paula

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Choose a Gift That Changes Lives

Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person’s sight.

#africa, #black-people, #camfed, #cataracts, #children-and-childhood, #court-appointed-special-advocates-casa, #education-k-12, #foster-care, #himalayan-cataract-project-nonprofit, #onegoal, #philanthropy, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #reading-partners-nonprofit, #united-states, #volunteers-and-community-service

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What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #casey-annie-e-foundation, #colombia, #columbia-university, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #l-g-b-t-q, #lawyers-for-children, #queens-nyc, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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How Many Children Do I Have? It’s Not So Simple

I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #parenting

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What Will Happen to the Orphans of Covid-19?

Children who lost their parents in the pandemic are fighting to hold on to what is left of their families.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #david-villar, #deaths-fatalities, #ej-fryson, #foster-care, #giannie-done, #homeless-persons, #jessica-barrera, #karen-j-freedman, #kasaun-fryson, #lawyers-for-children, #luis-barrera, #new-york-city, #orphans-and-orphanages, #quarantines

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Grandparents, Kin and Play Cousins: The Soul and Survival of Black Families

In households where relationships break down, Black families often turn to relatives or friends to keep children close.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #parenting

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Child Abuse Cases Drop 51 Percent. The Authorities Are Very Worried.

The coronavirus has shattered the system that protects children, leaving some confined in troubled homes or lingering in foster care.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #clark-darcel-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foster-care, #new-york-city

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She Escaped Sex Work for College. Now the Virus Threatens Her New Life.

Her dorm closed for the quarantine. In a month she ages out of foster care. What happens when there is no safety net?

#borough-of-manhattan-community-college, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #women-and-girls

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

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