Life has been lonely for Shaniqua since April when her 1-year-old daughter was placed in foster care by the New York Administration for Children Services
Rosmond Roll chose to foster parent after five of seven children left home.Roll will soon join the 10, 000 other foster parents of New York City, to look after over 15,000 children.
90% of all Kinship care in New York is based in New York City. Kinship care is a form of foster care where children are placed with relatives.
Brothers and sisters separated in foster care are increasingly seeking to reestablish relationships with their siblings once they age out of the system.
LGBTQ teens in foster care deal with additional obstacles, such as discrimination, being sent to group homes, and more placements than their peers.
Single dads step up to help foster children and provide them with a loving and long term home.
State foster care systems are slow to change to support LGBTQ foster kids’ needs. In the meantime, some foster children struggle to make their way through the system.
58 percent of young adults in foster care obtain a high school degree by the age of 19 compared to 87 percent of the general population. For Donte Johnson and Carrie Wright these numbers are a reality.