According to federal data, there are more than427,000 in U.S. foster care and nearly 112,000 waiting to be adopted. Those of us committed to ensuring safety and security for these children are anxiously waiting to see what President-elect Donald Trump has to say about child welfare.
Children in care didn’t come up during Mr. Trump’s campaign, as he focused on the economy, security, and immigration. As the country moves toward a government controlled by one party — the party that often promises reduced government funding and services — many in the child welfare community fear severe budget cuts, block granting, and reduced investment in children.
[For more of this story, written by Schylar Baber, go to https://chronicleofsocialchang...etter-tomorrow/23900]