Officials Plead For Help As City Is In Desperate Need Of Foster ParentsThe department has struggled to improve safety and conditions for children in the system, and DHS Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa says, she has a request for Philadelphians.
Grab A Tissue: Photos Of 3-Year-Old Boy Celebrating Getting Adopted After 832 Days In Foster Care Go ViralPictures of a 3-year-old celebrating getting adopted is taking social media by storm.
During National Foster Care Month, City Launches Campaign Focusing On Fostering Of Older YouthAccording to DHS, 34% of the 13,000 children in Pennsylvania who are in foster care are between 14 and 17 years old.
Helping Foster Kids Get To CollegeResearch shows that 70% of teenagers in foster care want to attend college; but only 9% obtain degrees. A program at Western Michigan University is helping.
Philadelphia Council Members Approve New Safeguards For Children Placed Into Foster CareCity Council has approved new safeguards for families of children placed into Philadelphia’s foster care system, including requirements for reporting abuse.
Foster Care Needs ChangeA new report from the University of California Berkeley released findings that show that only One in 10 foster care youth are proficient in math and only 2 in 10 are proficient in English in 11th grade.
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