Policy and Advocacy

Foster Care Alumni of America Remembers George Sheldon – Foster Parents Article

04 Sep FCAA Remembers George Sheldon   Mr. George Sheldon, President/CEO at Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe, Inc. Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), is the national voice for over 400,000 children living in foster care and nearly 12 million alumni, including 19 state chapters.  We honor and mourn the loss of George Sheldon, who passed suddenly on August 23, 2018. George Sheldon was a leader in creating child welfare programs and systems that were sensitive to the needs…

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Abused and Neglected Kids Gains Access to Higher Education – Foster Parents Article

30 Aug Under New Law: Abused and Neglected Kids Gains Access to Higher Education   CHICAGO– Today, Governor Rauner signed HB 5122, a bipartisan bill that grants access to higher education for abused and neglected kids in Illinois. The new law means youth in care and former youth in care who graduated from high school will have tuition and fees that exceed the amounts paid to the applicant under the federal Pell Grant Program or the State’s Monetary Award Program…

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FCAA Board of Director Policy Statement: Adherholt Amendment – Foster Parents Article

16 Jul FCAA: Policy Statement on Aderholt Amendment Background:  The FCAA National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to, and life experiences within, the child welfare system, including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences, we are in opposition to the  “license to discriminate” against children, youth, and families according to moral and religious reasons outlined in the Aderholt Amendment. We are also in opposition…

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FCAA Policy Statement Regarding Immigration Families – Foster Parents Article

28 Jun FCAA Policy Statement on Immigration Families   Background:  The FCAA National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to and life experiences within the child welfare system including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences we take a stand on the forced separation of children from families at the southern US border.   We’ve recently witnessed thousands of babies, children and teens separated from…

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Foster Youth Alums, Taking a Stand on the issue of Immigration – Foster Parents Article

June 23, 2018   NATIONAL VOICE OF ALUMNI TAKES STAND ON PARENT/CHILD SEPARATION A message from the Foster Care Alumni of America National Board of Directors The Foster Care Alumni of America National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to and life experiences within the child welfare system, including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences we take a stand on the forced separation of children…

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