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Every child in foster care needs to know
they matter.

Each year, over 260,000 children enter the United States foster care system through no fault of their own.

 
 

Every child in foster care needs to know
they matter.

Each year, over 260,000 children enter the United States foster care system through no fault of their own.

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We restore hope to children in foster care through innovative ideas built on meaningful relationships.

Children in foster care have the lowest standardized test scores of any group, the highest level of uncertainty as to where they will lay their head every night, and abnormally high PTSD levels. Our “Great Ideas” restore hope to children and youth at every step of their journey through foster care, and engage the community to respond.

 

Great Ideas Come to Life

We bring great ideas to life that restore hope to children and youth in foster care.

 
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What is it like to be in foster care?

47%

Reunify


Almost half of the children exiting foster care are reunified with their parent(s) or caretaker(s).
50%

Sibling Separated


In many States, over half of sibling groups are separated and placed in different homes.
34%

School Changes


More than a third of 17-18 year olds in foster care have experienced 5 or more school changes.
54%

Mental Illness


More than half of the children who age out of foster care have one or more emotional disorder.
 

When children enter foster care, everything changes — where they live, where they attend school, their friends and neighbors, and even their doctors. Many children are separated from their siblings, and it's common to fall behind in school. They may feel angry, sad, and confused as they experience trauma, anxiety, and loss.

They often ask, "Why is this happening to me? What did I do wrong? What will happen next?"

 

Join us in making a difference.

Foster Family Handbook

Advice and Encouragement for Foster Parents, From Start to Finish

10 Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent

Download this helpful checklist to start you down the path to becoming a foster parent.

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