Neil Morrissey was just 10-years-old when he was sent into care. He looks back at his childhood in the hope of learning how this experience has truly affected him as an adult.
It’s hard turning 18 — moving out, finding a job, going to college. But many foster children have to do it by themselves, without the lifeline to parents and home that helps many teens ease into independence. This NPR report presents the difficulties that foster kids face when they age out of the system.
An in-depth documentary that chronicles the daunting obstacles veterans of foster care encounter as they are forced to fend for themselves.
At any given time, 115,000 kids live in the foster-care system. Only a small fraction of those will be adopted. Tony Jones is one of the lucky few, adopted by his mother, Jackie, when he was only four. Farai Chideya talks with them about the foster-care system.