- June 2006
- Vol. 7, No. 5
Forum for Sharing the Foster Care Experience
A new website has been launched by Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) to provide a forum for information sharing and public policy advocacy for alumni of the foster care system. FCAA believes that being connected and having a say are important needs of individuals who share the foster care experience.
Their vision is to provide a high quality of life for those in foster care and to improve outcomes for alumni of foster care through opportunities to connect with each other, thereby reducing isolation and increasing the likelihood of permanent family and community.
The nonprofit FCAA is an outgrowth of the National Alumni Study conducted by Casey Family Programs in 1999 that consisted of extensive interviews with more than 1,800 alumni of the foster care system from across the country. Recognizing the value of the insight and expertise of these foster care alumni, Casey Family Programs created the Alumni Relations department in 2000. FCAA became an independent organization in November 2002.