Foster Parents Honored for Their Commitment to Caring

“They are my own children and they know that. We never called them foster kids.” Over Mother’s Day Weekend, 5 foster parents, also known as “care givers”, were honored for setting great examples for their communities at CV’s Harlem Office on 127th and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer presented the honorees …

Become a Foster Parent

IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? In times of suffering and need, it’s our relatives that provide the most support. But many children don’t have a person to turn to when they’re alone or scared. By becoming a foster parent, you can be the person who lets a kid be a kid again. Foster care is …

Become a Foster Parent

Is there room at your table for one more? NEW OPPORTUNITY! Are you an All-Star Foster Parent? We have a unique opportunity for foster parents who are willing to go the extra-mile. If you are an All-Star Foster Parent then then MTFC might be for you! Download Information about becoming a Foster Parent. Our Foster Home Department …

Outcome Corner: When Children Are Taken into Foster Care, Engaging Their Parents Is Our First Job.

Having a child taken away is one of the worst things a parent can endure. As the organization charged with caring for the children who have been removed, we are the face of the “system.” We work hard to show parents that we understand their struggles and that we want to partner with them to …

Creating a Beautiful Blended Family Through Foster Care at CV

“Every child deserves a strong support network of birth parents, foster parents, friends, and role models – the bigger the better” In a typical year, Aileen Loran throws what she calls the “Blended Family Cookout”, bringing together over 100 people for a giant celebration of family and belonging. With cookout t-shirts, plenty of food, fun …

Celebrating Major Foster Care Reform

When the Family First legislation was quietly signed into law in February, it was the culmination of years of lobbying by experts in the foster care field, including CV’s President and CEO, Jeremy Kohomban, whom the Chronicle of Social Media described as being a “key player behind Washington’s biggest foster care reform in decades.” The …

The Opioid Epidemic is Pushing More Children into Foster Care

In “The foster care system was unprepared for the last drug epidemic — let’s not repeat history,” Jeremy Kohomban, CV’s President and CEO, along with co-authors Jennifer Rodriguez and Ron Haskins, urges local and state welfare systems to focus on foster parent training and retention initiatives. “Having more children in foster care will intensify what …

10 Foster/Adoptive Children — And Counting

Papa Hue and Papa Van “You’re family” is the frequent refrain from Papa Hue (O’Donna Hue Osbourne) and Papa Van (Van Lee) to the succession of children and teens who have made their big, welcoming house their home. In the last ten years, the two have fostered teens Quentin, Ernest, Trevon, Diamond, Shane, Quesar, and …

CV President Co-Chairs National Foster Care Campaign

Foster parents are game-changers for children–for most children in foster care, they are the most important adults in their lives. A new initiative, Children Need Amazing Parents (CHAMPS), aims to focus money and energy on improving the existing network of foster homes so that children achieve better outcomes in health, development, education, and connecting with …

Outcome Corner: High School Education for Foster Children

Most of the children and youth we serve come from generations of poverty. Breaking that cycle, particularly for kids without families to lean on, who have arrest records, or who are teen parents, is difficult and, some say, impossible. The good news is that, with help, these students can succeed and often become the first …

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