When Are You Having Kids? A Jewish Case for Foster Parenting

When Are You Having Kids? A Jewish Case for Foster Parenting
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Beth Horwitz, advocate and social worker, argues that there is no other community more capable of providing good and loving homes for the hundreds of thousands of kids in foster care than the Jewish communit... See more

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The Jewish Take on Becoming a Foster Parent

foster parents Tamar Fox via Lilith We're just going to come out and say it: We love Tamar Fox. And not just because she's a Kveller writer. Recently, she wrote a piece on why she became a foster parent for Lilith , where she also boldly mentions why she's calling for the Jewish community to step up to the plate when it comes to fostering.

After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms

When Noel Anaya was just a year old, he and his five brothers and sisters were placed in the California foster care system. He has spent nearly all of his life in that system and has just turned 21. In California, that's the age when people in foster care "age out" of the system and lose the benefits the system provides.

Getting started

Educating yourself, contacting an agency, and attending an orientation meeting are the first steps toward adopting and/or fostering Although it costs little (if anything) to adopt from foster care, the process of becoming an adoptive or foster parent can be time consuming and requires persistence.

Beth   Horwitz, 

Social Worker

Beth is a passionate activist, devoting her professional life to improving and expanding our country's support of at-risk youth. Beth's commitment to at-risk youth stems from her experience running the children's program at a 39-unit family homeless shelter in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, Beth is a Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall, a policy and research center focused on improving the well-being of children and youth and their families, where she works on youth homelessness and the child welfare system. Beth earned her BA in European History at Barnard College and her MA in social work at the University of Chicago.