New York Foundling,Child,Adoption,Child abandonment,Foster care

New York Foundling leading the way in child adoption

November 10, 2016

African-American baby Pixabay November is National Adoption Month and there are around 10,000 children in the city foster care. Black children account for nearly 60 percent of all children in the foster care system. The New York Foundling is the city’s second-largest foster care provider. It offers a variety of human services children and families and operates the Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx developed for youth in the child welfare system. The non-profit has been in the city since 1869 and reaches 27,000 families in all five boroughs. The Foundling also offers programs for adults with developmental disabilities, mental health services and transitional assistance for youth aging out of the system. “We are more concerned about tomorrow than we are yesterday,” said New York Foundling President and CEO, Bill Baccaglini. “We’re constantly pushing the envelope on ways to respond to the need of the kids and families we serve. We love the kids and families of this city and we won’t rest until the foster care population is at zero and every kid is at home with their parents and safe.” Children can come into foster care until the age of 18 but they can stay in foster care until age are 21. Around 65 percent of children who come into the foster care ultimately go back to their parents. Nearly a...

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