According to Adopt Us Kids, each year more than 20,000 kids age out of their foster families without being adopted. Over 100,000 kids in the foster care system area ready and available to be adopted.
Connect for Kids brings concerned adults and young people—whether they’re new to the issues or already activists—to compelling, accurate information and context on children’s issues, as well as tools to take action. Good information for anyone interested in child advocacy; included here because of foster-family tools.
The National Foster Parent Association site can help you find local resources.
Have you seen the PBS documentary called Aging Out? It gives a close look at what happens to kids who leave foster care. Many are unprepared, leaving the system with limited life skills, few financial resources and little or no family support.
Do you have a few hours to spare? This article offers some avenues to mentor Aged-Out Foster Care Teens… providing encouragement and support with learning independent living skills.
From Foster Care to Success: Orphan Foundation of America is a source of scholarship assistance.
Grandparents parenting their children’s children is a larger group than you might think. Here are some resources from AARP
The Responsibility Project is tough to categorize… it sort of fits everywhere, doesn’t it?
The rewards and challenges of parenting the second time around.
Unique stressors and tangible supports available to grandparents raising children.
Looking for a kid-friendly definition of “foster family”? Here’s a good starting point.
Are you familiar with the Code of Ethics for Foster Parents?
Grandparent & Foster Family Resources is available as a free download.