foster care http://kuow.org en Biggest Needs, Biggest Gaps In Services For Kids Adoped From Foster System http://kuow.org/post/biggest-needs-biggest-gaps-services-kids-adoped-foster-system <p>Children with the biggest needs face the biggest gaps in services, according to a new report about children adopted from the state's foster care system.</p><p>The findings were released Monday by the Washington state auditor's office. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:04:39 +0000 Derek Wang 28578 at http://kuow.org Stability And Security: The Case For Extended Foster Care http://kuow.org/post/stability-and-security-case-extended-foster-care <p>Ross Reynolds sits down with Jim Theofelis, founder and executive director of the <a href="http://www.mockingbirdsociety.org/" target="_blank">Mockingbird Society</a>, and 21-year-old&nbsp;Deontae Cruz who participated in the original extended foster care pilot program.</p><p>They spoke about the importance of allowing young adults in foster care to remain in the system until age 21 — an <a href="http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1008313-6101-extended-foster-care.html">issue state legislators will address</a> this session. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:15:43 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 27532 at http://kuow.org Stability And Security: The Case For Extended Foster Care Why Hana's Story Of Abuse May Not Be An Isolated Incident http://kuow.org/post/why-hanas-story-abuse-may-not-be-isolated-incident <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Slate contributor Kathryn Joyce about<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/11/hana_williams_the_tragic_death_of_an_ethiopian_adoptee_and_how_it_could.html"> her investigative piece on Hana Williams</a>, an adopted child from Ethiopia who died after suffering child abuse by her adopted parents, Larry and Carri Williams. One question still remains in the case: <span style="line-height: 1.5;">how she and her brother were subjected to so much abuse without any intervention.</span> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:13:09 +0000 Jeannie Yandel & Marcie Sillman 23766 at http://kuow.org 'I Want To Get Out': Teens Rarely Extend Foster Care http://kuow.org/post/i-want-get-out-teens-rarely-extend-foster-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span>Roel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Williams was 18, he couldn’t wait to leave foster care.</span></p><p>“I went to a foster home in the Central District, which was run by a reverend,” he recalled. “He told me I had to fight one of the other foster children to stay in that placement. That’s when reality hit me.”</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Liz Jones 23719 at http://kuow.org 'I Want To Get Out': Teens Rarely Extend Foster Care Is Help On The Way For Kids "Aging Out" Of Foster Care? http://kuow.org/post/help-way-kids-aging-out-foster-care <p></p><p></p><p>Turning 18 marks a form of adulthood at least, bringing new independence and legal rights. For a foster child in Washington state, turning 18 can also mean the end of a stable home life. <a href="http://invw.org">InvestigateWest</a> reporter Claudia Rowe joins us with the story of one young woman’s experience “aging out” of foster care, and what state government might do to help.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8275 at http://kuow.org Is Help On The Way For Kids "Aging Out" Of Foster Care?