The increase in foster parents wanting to adopt the children placed within their care was a huge blessing in our Year Ten, but it brought with it a new set of challenges. As a provider, FCNI couldn’t be more thrilled to see our loving foster parents want to become forever families for so many of our kids, but to ensure that these transitions could be successful, we needed to provide them additional support and resources. Read our Year Ten narrative, and experience two incredible stories which demonstrate the bottomless compassion of our foster parents; no obstacle was too big for their love to overcome!
FCNI at a Glance
Number of Programs
Children, Youth and Families Served
State of the State
Number of children in foster care in the US: 507,000
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Created
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program was created to provide assistance to needy families so that children could be cared for in their own homes or the homes of relatives.
California Strengthens Adoption and Foster Rights
Interethnic Placement Act (PL 104-108) amended and strengthened provisions to ensure that adoptions and foster placements were not delayed or denied on the basis of race, color or national origin.