One Former Foster Child’s Simple Plan to Fix a Broken System

There are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. While the pandemic has made life more difficult for these vulnerable kids, many say the foster care system itself has been putting them at risk for decades. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sat down with one former foster child who is now on a mission to fix the system by helping families stay together.

Panaid Impact Report

“The PanAid money I received helped me afford to care for my two young children and pay my bills. Covid had deeply affected my family and had caused me to lose my job. In addition, it has been harder to find consistent work. The PanAid money was also helpful as it allowed me to get my vehicle running again”

-PainAid Family

Hidden Foster Care

“Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.”

– Roxanna Asgarian Dec 21, 2020

Foster Care Doesn’t Care

11th grade students Steven Huffman, Ethan Hart & James Kloss from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, TX won Honorable Mention in C-SPAN’s 2020 StudentCam competition. Their documentary looked at the foster care system in the United States.

Why Would A Grandmother Become a Foster Parent of her Grandchild?

Monarch Family Services has been licensing kinship (relative) families for foster to reunification, foster to adopt, foster to permanency managing conservatorship, and straight adopt for the past eight years. We have been able to provide resources and permanency for hundreds of families.