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Every Child Deserves a Safe, Permanent Family. If this is the outcome we want for kids in foster care, then every action we take should be getting us closer to this reality.


After you watch the film share what you learned with your friends, family and co-workers. YOU will be creating awareness and inspiring action that will help the movement to reform America’s foster care system.

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Download a variety of graphics & logos to create a link from your website to our website. This is great way to increase the exposure of the messages in the film. Click here for an example of a "linked" website.


Host a Community Forum

These community screenings and youth panels bring together foster youth, professionals, policy makers and community members to talk about issues facing youth in care and how we can improve outcomes. You can download a free pdf of the facilitators guide here. To organize a Community Forum contact Paige Williams at paige@porchproductions.net.

(Download Community Forum Flyer)

“The impact of the film and youth panel is still reverberating through our agency.”
- Allison Maxon, Kinship Center


Form a National Foster Youth Action Network affiliate site

Do you want to see that foster youth in your community are equipped to take on leadership roles in advocating for their interests in improving the foster care system? Then you should consider starting an Action Network affiliate and profoundly impact children, families, communities and our child welfare system. For information visit our Alliances page.


Become a CASA volunteer

The National CASA Association is a network of 1,000 program offices that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please visit the CASA National website.


Contact Your Legislator

Before contacting your legislator you can brush up on foster care policy at www.fosteringconnections.org and www.childwelfarepolicy.org.


Dear Senator << SENATOR'S NAME HERE >>,


I am contacting you as a constituent concerned about America’s foster care system. My tax dollars are funding a system that costs of $8 Billion every year, but far too often fails to meet the needs of children and families. The children living in our foster care system are all of our children. I believe it is our civic duty and moral responsibility to make sure that we do the very best we can to take care of our children. Right now we are falling short.


I am asking you to join the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and support the efforts of Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). I am also asking you to support the legislative reform options outlined in the Caucus’ Call to Action. These proposals will address an array of solutions, including the urgent need for federal financing reform. It is time to make sure that the services purchased with my tax dollars lead to the best possible outcomes for kids in foster care.


I believe that how we care for America’s most vulnerable children really defines the strength of our country. Your support will make a difference.


Thank you.

<<YOUR NAME AND CITY>>



Dear Representative << REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME HERE >>,


I am contacting you as a constituent concerned about America’s foster care system. My tax dollars are funding a system that costs $8 Billion every year, but far too often fails to meet the needs of children and families. The children living in our foster care system are all of our children. I believe it is our civic duty and moral responsibility to make sure that we do the very best we can to take care of our children. Right now we are falling short.


I am asking you to support the Call to Action for comprehensive child welfare reform released by Senate Caucus on Foster Youth on November 8, 2010. The legislative reform options outlined in their Call to Action will address an array of solutions, including the urgent need for federal financing reform. It is time to make sure that the services purchased with my tax dollars lead to the best possible outcomes for kids in foster care.


I believe that how we care for America’s most vulnerable children really defines the strength of our country. Your support will make a difference.


Thank you.

<<YOUR NAME AND CITY>>


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