EVERY CHILD A FAMILY

“More than 17,000 foster children age out of foster care without a family…Children who age out are more likely to go to prison than finish college.”
– Amicus Curiae Brief, Gen Justice

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Federal law requires children to have stable living situations, and permanent homes as soon as possible. According to a 2021 Department of Health and Human Services review, not a single state was in compliance. Gen Justice model reforms require faster relative search, attorneys to expedite cases and compliance with timelines.

MODEL LAWS

FAMILY SEARCH AND STABILITY ACT

The number of children in foster care is increasing. Children are sleeping in government office buildings as the need for foster families outstrips the supply. The goal of this Act is to place abandoned and abused children with caring relatives as soon as possible. Second, if relatives are not willing or able to take in the children, the Act seeks to minimize the number of times the children will be moved.

Fact Sheet

Family Search & Stability Act | Arizona

Family Search & Stability Act | Louisiana
Family Search & Stability Act | Georgia

Gen justice INSIGHTS

Gen Justice: A “Guardian Angel” for Foster Kids

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Foster Care Children are Easy Prey for Predators: They Disappear Without a Real Search

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I Need to Tell You About Zaiden
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Isaac Hadn’t Had a Mom in 13 Years. When I Tried to Adopt Him, He Was Told it Was Too Late

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Child Safety Bill Protects First Child in Court

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Gen Justice Seeks Better Legal Help for AZ Foster Children

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There’s a Better Way to Do Foster Care

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Government “Mismanagement” Fails Another Child
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