Calling all foster parents!
As we approach one year of living with the coronavirus pandemic, we want to hear from foster and kinship families about how the global health crisis has transformed their lives.
Our editorial team has designed a short, anonymous survey for caregivers of youth currently in foster care. These 12 questions measure the breadth and depth of the pandemic’s impact on foster and kinship families across the country. At the end, respondents have the option of providing contact information to be interviewed by a reporter with Fostering Families Today or The Imprint to share their experiences. Since its release two days ago, nearly 100 foster and kinship families have already responded.
With this critical data, we hope to better understand how various aspects of the foster and kinship parenting experience — from visitations, to finances, to mental health, to education — have changed or remained the same over the past 11 months. Participation is essential to ensuring that our reporting work is accurate, nuanced and representative of the foster care community.