Are There Way More Kids in Foster Care Than We Think?

On this week’s podcast we discuss more plans for rethinking child welfare, universal cell phone coverage for California foster youth, and another big experiment planned for the “colorblind” approach to foster care removal decisions.

Guest Interview Details

Josh Gupta-Kagan of the University of South Carolina School of Law joins to discuss “hidden foster care,” the practice of informally moving children out of their homes without the involvement of the courts. Gupta-Kagan’s research on this practice suggests that potentially hundreds of thousands more kids enter foster care every year than we think.

Reading Room

EVENT: What Youth Wish Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parents Knew Thursday, July 22 10am PST EVENT: What Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parents Wish Youth Knew Thursday, July 29 10am PST Addressing Economic Hardship Key to Preventing Child Welfare System Involvement Former Children’s Bureau Head To Work on Child Welfare ‘Replacement’ University of California Foster Students Organize to Demand Better Treatment on Campus Los Angeles Leaders Vote to Try “Colorblind” Foster Care Decisions ‘New Government Benefit’ Providing Cell Phones to California Foster Youth Made Permanent America’s Hidden Foster Care System Hidden Foster Care: A Collection of The Imprint’s Coverage