Feature Stories

Fostering Families Today Feature

Fulfilling a Dream

By Farrah Mina During her senior year of high school, Madelyne Yang sat down with her counselor to strategize about college applications. Together, the pair identified Augsburg University, a private institution in Minneapolis, as a […]


Connecting, Reconnecting

By Valarie Edwards Documentary filmmaker Yusef Presley was just 5 when he was separated from his sister, 7-year-old Khalia. The two initially entered foster care in the same family, but were later separated. Presley was […]

Book & Movie Reviews

Book & Movie Reviews

Grandmothering While Black

Sociologist LaShawnDa L. Pittman writes a powerful ethnography in “Grandmothering While Black,” in which she takes a close look at how kinship background as well as current socio-economic situations that impact the role grandmothers play […]

Book & Movie Reviews

The Parenting Map by Dr. Shefali

The book “The Parenting Map” offers several solutions to “consciously create the ultimate parent-child relationship.” At first glance this seems like a tall order and, as a reader, you might wonder whether the pages of […]