Foster Care

Honoring the legacy and 200th birthday of slave-turned-entrepreneur Biddy Mason

Cheryl Cox remembers as a child standing in front of the wall honoring her great-great-great-great-grandmother Biddy Mason, a former slave who became a wealthy landowner, a noted philanthropist and a key founder of the first African American Church in Los Angeles.<p>On Saturday morning, Alicia …

Los Angeles

Chunky 'sitting' cat looking for forever home goes viral

(Meredith) — Does your home feel empty without a 25-pound cat who sits on his hind legs? If so, Bruno might be your guy.<p>Bruno, a seven-year-old …


'We are thankful it is over,' says stepfather to boy missing 40 years

ADDISON, MI - Years passed and by about 1989, Mitchell Bowman realized his stepson Andrew "Drew" Greer never was coming home.<p>"I just hoped we would …


Robert Danzig Survived a Bleak Childhood and Rose to Lead Hearst Newspapers

Albany native drew on his hard-knocks story as an author of leadership books and motivational speaker<p>From the age of two, Robert Danzig was shuttled from one foster home to the next in and around Albany, N.Y. Many of his temporary hosts, he figured, were interested only in the expense money …

Child Welfare

Foster family has troubling history

Not-for-profit sent kids to home despite multiple sex-abuse complaints


Pot, or certain forms of it, is for pets too

Stitch was stressed. Not just a little, which is kind of typical for him, depending on the circumstance, but a lot.<p>My Pekingese boy is, like most …


Eziah, 9, loves laughing and Legos

He is sociable, thrives on positive attention and support, and makes friends easily.


Teacher accused of sexual relations with her foster child

Middle School

Body Found At Alleged School Shooter Training Compound ID'd As Missing Toddler

Prosecutors believe Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who suffered seizures, died during a ritual ceremony intended to cast out demons.<p>The remains of a young boy …


Shelter says fat cat that likes to stand on hind legs is “too cool to be homeless”

MORTON GROVE, Ill. (WSVN) — An Illinois shelter calls one fat cat “too cool to be homeless.” They’re not wrong.<p>Bruno is a 7-year-old Russian Blue cat …


Logic Enlists Michael Peña, Luis Guzman and More For Powerful New 'One Day' Video With Ryan Tedder

Before Logic takes center-stage at the 2018 VMAs on Monday (Aug. 20), the DMV MC has liberated the visual for his poignant single "One Day" featuring …

Child Welfare

New school employees facing delays in getting fingerprint checks before return of class

Delays in school employees’ being able to get fingerprinted as part of state-required criminal background checks caused headaches for area districts …


Yandy Smith Shares Journey To Become Foster Mom To Mentee With Fans

Yandy's family may get a new member and here's why!

Women of Color

Street Beat: Foster Care

This week on “Street Beat,” our host Lisa Germani speaks with Cassandra Thomas, Foster Home Licensing Supervisor Wayne County, from the Michigan …

Child Welfare

Foster care in Florida continues broken path with resignation of DCF secretary

Foster care in Florida has always been a case of managing chaos.An imperfect system dealing with broken people and broken families is a combustible …


Senators must vet Kavanaugh on LGBTQ freedoms

Judge <b>Brett Kavanaugh</b> (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Court of Appeals of D.C.)In a few short weeks, the nation will be watching closely as the U.S. …


This Thicc, Lazy, High Maintenance, Incredibly Well-Hydrated Cat Is Up For Adoption

This is Bruno, and he's a 25-pound cat who's currently up for adoption at the Wright-Way Rescue Adoption Center in Morton Grove, Illinois.<p>The …


Teacher held on child porn charges also a foster parent

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama teacher jailed on child pornography charges had been approved by the state to serve as a foster …

Child Welfare

With voices of experience, Philadelphia calling out for LGBTQ foster parents : Community : WHYY

On a steamy Thursday evening at the Penn LGBT Center, the standing-room-only crowd listened raptly as a buff, middle-aged guy with tattoos up his …


Former foster kid remembers guardian who gave ‘a lot of love’

Carol “Cookie” Foster opened her heart, and her home, to many children over the years.<p>Jacqueline DeModena was one of them. She was 2 years old and …


With Opioid Addiction on the Rise, Schools Try to Expand Services for Children

<i>by guest blogger Cat McGrath</i><p>The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new federal report. Their …

Child Welfare

August 16, 2018

1.<p>Young baseball fan starts 'line of awesomeness' by sharing foul ball with stranger<p>During Tuesday night's Detroit Tigers game, Travis Blackwell …

Northern California

Woman arrested in connection with toddler's death in foster care

More than a year after a 3-year-old Big Island boy died in foster care, police have arrested a woman in connection with his death.

Korean War

Georgia program helps transition from foster care to independence

Michael Fulcher said his combative personality makes it difficult for him to stay out of trouble.<p>The 19-year-old was kicked out of his mother’s …


Morning Report: Lindbergh Still Flies at the Airport

For decades, San Diego’s airport was best known as Lindbergh Field in honor of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh and until just a few years ago, …

San Diego

Leesville Road HS alum Redman in mix at Wyndham

Video<p>GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - Some of the best golfers in the world have descended on Greensboro this week for the Wyndham Championship. That …

Child Abuse

Letter of the Day: Foster care being unfairly portrayed

Recently the foster care system has been painted as one that takes children from their birth parents to drop them off at cold, unloving homes and has …


Beats Rhymes And Life Uses Hip Hop As Non-Traditional Therapy

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) The lyrics are deceptively simple, scripted to describe everyday life — like where to buy lunch, studying for an exam, even sharing …

Rap & Hip-Hop

N.M. Compound Members Granted Bail In Child Abuse Case; Judge Gets Death Threats

A judge is facing death threats after granting bail to five adults in an abuse case involving nearly a dozen allegedly malnourished and dehydrated children found at a remote compound in New Mexico.<p>In an hours-long bail hearing on Monday, Judge Sarah Backus acknowledged "troubling facts" presented …


Kansas City groups rethink drug recovery for mothers

Kansas City health and social service groups are testing a new approach for mothers undergoing drug recovery by keeping families together.<p>The number …

Kansas City