Immigration crisis spurs foster care interest in Michigan

It started with a phone call. Randi Fremuth was so heartbroken by the stories of children being separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border in late June, she dialed Bethany Christian Services. The 33-year-old mother of three from Chelsea was powerless to intervene in the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy in every way but one: She could open her […]

A college student receives rare scholarship for unfortunate circumstances

Today, we bring you the story of a college student that has gone above and beyond and a local university has taken notice.  Jasper Gain, lived with her mother and stepdad till she was 13 and then was sent to live with her biological father.”After a period of time living there, there was a lot of stuff […]

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #2: Getting Serious About Siblings

Barros identifies three ways she believes Congress can better ensure that siblings removed into foster care can stay together when that is their wish. First, she calls for a National Sibling Bill of Rights that would provide “specific guidance on keeping siblings together.” Source: Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #2: Getting Serious About Siblings

In Focus: From foster child to foster care advocate

We meet Tanisha Saunders, a former foster youth who uses her experience to advocate for change and resources in the foster care system. Source: In Focus: From foster child to foster care advocate

Renaissance Woman — Nanxi Liu | The Argonaut Newsweekly

Liu is branching out to community affairs. She’s on the board of the National Foster Youth Institute with her local congresswoman, Rep. Karen Bass, and in May she was appointed to the Mar Vista Community Council.“Part of what makes the Westside great is people really love that work-life balance, and so do I. … People’s […]

Support NFYI on Amazon Prime July 16th-17th.

  If you are planning to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day great deals on Monday and Tuesday, June 16-17, please shop using AMAZONSMILE and select National Foster Youth Institute as the charity you want to support. NFYI will then receive 0.5% of every purchase to benefit our program!   To Start shopping now, click […]

Foster care students honored in annual academic achievement awards – Sun Sentinel

Thirty-seven students crossed the Broward College Performing and Cultural Arts Center stage, recently. For some, it was to signify a high school graduation, for others, conquering fourth-grade long division, but for all it was to celebrate an accomplishment. Children’s Harbor — a Pembroke Pines-based family group home — hosted its 5th Annual Academic Achievement Awards, […]

From the Frying Pan of Foster Care to the Fire of Adulthood

Homelessness is a big problem for former foster care youth in Kansas City and around the country. “We’ve heard stories of kids who were dropped off at City Union Mission by their social worker because it’s the kid’s 21st birthday,” said Nathan Ross, youth programs supervisor at the nonprofit social service agency FosterAdopt Connect. “Here’s […]