what we learn

Foster America is committed to sharing the lessons learned from our work. Visit this section for frequently updated resources about ongoing efforts to transform the child welfare system.

Child Welfare 101

Child protection is a complicated system, and the policies that govern it vary from state to state. Here, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the system created to protect children – and learn about its shortfalls.


To create a truly sustainable alternative to traditional foster care, we must ensure the voices of those most impacted by the child welfare system are at the heart of all innovation efforts.

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